Pelibuey sheep are raised primarily for meat. The breed is majorly seen in the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America. But the breed is originated in Africa, from the West African Dwarf sheep.
Pelibuey sheep breed information
Pelibuey sheep are small-sized breed which is polled.
For the tropical climates the sheep which has wool can’t thrive, so the hairy sheep will survive.
The hair color range from dark brown, beige, brown-red and white.
The adult Pelibuey ram weighs 54 kg (120 lb) and ewe weighs 34 kg (75 lb).
The first lambing takes place 16 to 19 months. The gestation period is 210 days.
Weight at birth ranges from 2.1 to 3.4 kg.
The litter size Pelibuey is 1.24.
The lamb’s weight average at 12 kg at 120 days of age.
Things to know
Pelibuey sheep don’t have wool, a hairy sheep.
Pelibuey sheep are also called by different names Carnero de pelo de buey, Cuban Hairy, Cubano Rojo, Peligüey, Tabasco (Mexico)
Pelibuey sheep characteristics
|Breed Name||Pelibuey sheep|
|Other Name||Carnero de pelo de buey, Cuban Hairy, Cubano Rojo, Peligüey, Tabasco (Mexico)|
|Country/Place of Origin||the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America|
|54 kg (120 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||34 kg (75 lb)|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|
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