Pakistan’s Cholistani sheep

Cholistani breed is raised primarily for meat. Originated in Pakistan. Even the wool is consumed from the breed.

Cholistani breed information

Cholistani have brown to black head with a white body. They have small ears and a long tail.

Cholistani rams weigh around  50 kg (107 lb)

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and ewes around 34 kg (75 lb)

The average height of rams is around 75 cm and ewes are 66 cm.

The birth weight of ram is 3.5 kg and ewes are 3 kg.

the wool yield is around 2 kg with a fiber diameter of 40m.

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Average litter size of 1.05 lambs.

110 days of the average lactation period, ewes produce 45 kg of milk.

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Things to know

Cholistani decreased from 275,964 to 33,025 from 1986 to 1996.

Cholistani sheep have small stubby ears, hence locally called ‘Butchi’.

Brief characteristics of  Cholistani

Breed Name Cholistani
Other NameButchi
Country/Place of OriginPakistan
Breed Purposewool, and milk
Breed Sizemedium
Weight
Ram(Male)
50 kg (107 lb)
Ewe(Female)34 kg (75 lb)
Kiddingone
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing 
Climate Tolerancelocal conditions
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