Romeldale sheep raised primarily for meat. The breed is created in the United States. The purpose of the breed is to produce good-sized lambs for meat and soft and good fleece weight wool. The cross of Romney rams and Rambouillet ewes resulted in Romeldale. A derivative of Romeldale which has unusual color is called a California Variegated Mutant or CVM.
Romeldale sheep breed information
The Romeldale sheep are medium to large-sized breed with two types of the same breed. Other than color they share the same traits.
The adult Romeldale ram weighs 110 kg (240 lb) and ewe weighs 85 kg (190 lb).
Both the California Variegated Mutant and Romeldale sheep are polled.
The CVM is the natural color which tends to get darker with age.
CVMs are all natural-colored sheep with a badger face pattern.
Romeldales are white in color mostly.
The fleece is bright, uniform and dense with a staple length of 4 to 6 inches and spinning counts from 60’s to 62’s quality.
The Romeldale can live long and productive lives.
Things to know
The focus of breeding Romeldale is to produce soft wool with good fleece weight and marketable
Both Romeldale and CVM are listed as ‘critical‘ by The Livestock Conservancy.
Characteristics of Romeldale sheep
|Breed Name||Romeldale sheep|
|Other Name||California Variegated Mutant or CVM|
|Country/Place of Origin||the United States|
|Breed Purposeamerica||meat and wool|
|Breed Size||medium to large|
|110 kg (240 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||85 kg (190 lb)|
|Kidding||single or twins|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|
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