Ruda sheep

The Ruda sheep are raised mainly for wool. The breed is native to Albania and Croatia. The Ruda sheep breed is considered as one of the endangered breeds of sheep in the Republic of Croatia.

Ruda sheep breed information

The Ruda sheep are small-sized breeds having white or blond wool with pink skin.

The most distinctive feature is the Ruda sheep have a white head and white spots on the body.

Ruda sheep mainly used for wool production.

The adult Ruda ram weighs 45 kg (99 lbs) and ewe weighs 35 kg (77 lbs).

The height of an adult Ruda ram is 65 cm and the ewe is 55 cm.

Ruda sheep are adapted so well to the scarce mountain grazing and low temperatures.

Ruda sheep are also called as Uniform-wooled sheep.

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Things to know

Ruda is believed to be related to Romanian Tsigai. Tsigai is a native sheep of Hungary.

Ruda sheep are one of the endangered breed of sheep in 2009.

Characteristics of Ruda sheep

Breed Name Ruda sheep
Other Name Uniform-wooled sheep
Country/Place of Origin Albania and Croatia
Breed Purpose Wool
Breed Size Small
Weight Ram(Male) 45 kg (99 lbs)
Weight Ewe(Female) 35 kg (77 lbs)
Lambing single
Good for Stall Fed open grazing 
Climate Tolerance local conditions

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