Exmoor Horn sheep primarily raised for wool. They are ancient breed indigenous to Exmoor, Devon county(United Kingdom). An excellent grass breeding sheep that is cheaply maintained at high altitudes.
Exmoor Horn sheep breed information
A medium built the white face and white fleece with a medium length fleece.
The mature Exmoor Horn ram weighs around 70 kg(160 lb) and ewe weighs 50 kg(110 lb).
The height of the Exmoor ram is 77 cm
Both the sexes are horned. They have large curling horns.
The average fleece weight is around 2.25 kg to 3 kg. The breed has a fine fleece with a good staple length of 8 to 12 cm.
The Exmoors are long-lived and produce high quality finished lambs.
The Exmoors are a hardy breed, are prolific sheep and good mothers.
Exmoors wanted to withstand high rainfall at the Exmoor hills in order to survive. They show minimal foot trouble.
They have a docile temperament.
The lambing percentage of Exmoor is around 150 percent.
Things to know
Only 15,000 ewes are registered Exmoor.
when crossed with a Blue Faced Leicester ram, the ewe makes an excellent Exmoor Mule for use with a terminal sire and has a high lambing percentage.
Brief characteristics of Exmoor Horn sheep
|Breed Name||Exmoor Horn sheep|
|Country/Place of Origin||United Kingdom|
|70 kg(160 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||50 kg(110 lb)|
|Kidding||single or twins|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|
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