Grey Troender sheep : A very rare breed of Norway

Grey Troender sheep mainly raised for meat and wool. The Grey Troender sheep originally from  Norway. The breed is originated by crossing the extinct Tautra sheep and native landrace sheep in the 19th century. Grey Troender is considered a very rare breed, as the present population is st anding at 50 sheep.

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Grey Troender sheep breed information

A medium-sized sheep comes in different colors black, brown and white.

The Grey Troender ram weighs 90 kg (200 lb) and ewe weighs  70 kg (150 lb).

The live weight of lamb at finishing is around 30 to 40 kg at the age of 6 months.

The wool of the sheep weighs 2 to 3 kg with a fiber diameter of 32 microns.

The litter size is around 1.8 lambs.

Both sexes are polled.

The tail comes in various lengths(half-long or variable length tails)

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The Grey Troender sheep originally bred in the Trøndelag region of Norway.

The name Grey Troender derives from the varying shades of grey in color along with “teardrop” markings under the eyes.

The Grey Troender sheep wool is used to make handicrafts and pelts are used as rugs.

In 1998, the Committee on Farm Animal Genetic Resources established a project for collecting and freezing sperms from Grey Troender sheep rams in an effort to revive the breed.

Brief characteristics of Grey Troender sheep

Breed NameGrey Troender
Other NameGrå trøndersau
Country/Place of OriginNorway
Breed Purposewool and meat
Breed Sizemedium
Weight
Ram(Male)
90 kg (200 lb)
Ewe(Female)70 kg (150 lb)
Kiddingsingle or twins
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing 
Climate Tolerancelocal conditions

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