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The name of the Damara sheep breed was derived from the specific region where these animals were originally encountered, and the name of the region was Ddmaralnd previously. It is a very old breed and originated as long ago as 3000 BC. It was spotted by the German explorers in the northern region of Namibia in 1904, and it was then called Gross Damaland. The Damara sheep is amongst very hardy and strong animals. It can survive in harsh environment and under poor nutritional conditions. They are exceptionally vigorous, and actually can remain productive where grazing and water is fairly restricted. This feature makes the breed very suitable for the communal areas of Namibia where extreme conditions are usually the norm rather than the exception.
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The Damara sheep are large animals with relatively long appearance. It is relatively a large breed in terms of shoulder height. They have long, oval and fairly deep body. The top-line over the head is arched. It drops down in the neck, rising to the withers from where it declines slightly to rise again over well developed loins.
-Legs of the Damara sheep are long and dry, but strong and well-placed. Their hooves are small and well shaped. They are fat-tailed sheep, and grow short coarse hair. They can be either uni-colored or multi-colored. Uni-colored versions are available in black, brown and white, and multi-colored versions are available in black and white pied. They usually have smaller sized horns.
The Damara sheep is a meat sheep breed. It is raised primarily for meat production.
The Damara sheep has a fairly high resistance to most sheep diseases and they have a good tolerance against internal parasites. The ewes are excellent mothers and they can produce enough milk, even for raising twin lambs who usually occur in 5 to 10 percent of the births. The ewes generally care well for their lambs, and sometimes fight off predators when attacked. Today the breed is raised mainly for meat production
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The Dorper sheep is a breed of domestic sheep from South Africa. It was developed in the 1930s by crossing Blackhead Persian and Dorset Horn sheep. It was actually created through the efforts of South African Department of Agriculture for developing a meat sheep breed suitable to the more arid regions. Name of the breed ‘Dorper‘ is a coupling of the first syllables of the parent sheep breeds the Dorset and Persian.
This breed is well known to do very well in various range and feeding conditions, and are also suited to intensive feeding. It is actually an easy-care breed which requires minimal input of labor. Today, it is also available in many countries outside its native area. It has gained much popularity mainly because of its resiliency and hardiness.
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The Dorper sheep reputably do very well in various range and feeding conditions and are also suited to intensive feeding. It is actually an easy-care breed which requires minimal input of labor. Today the breed is also available in many countries outside it’s native area. It has gained much popularity mainly because of it’s resiliency and hardiness.
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The Dorper sheep are medium sized animals, mainly white in coloration with black faces, but some animals can also be of black color.
The breed is actually well known for it’s thick, well muscled carcass and extended period of fertility.
They have wool in addition to hair covering their bodies, but they don’t need to be sheared.
Both rams and ewes are usually polled.
Very hardy and strong animals, well adapted to a variety of climatic and grazing conditions, well suited to survive in the arid extensive regions of South Africa, ewes are highly fertile and have good maternal instinct, high growth rate, easy to care for, requires minimal input of labor, very good for meat production.
The Dorper sheep is a meat sheep breed. It is raised mainly for meat production.
The Dorper sheep are very hardy animals. They are well adapted to a variety of climatic and grazing conditions. They are also well suited to survive in the arid extensive regions of South Africa. The ewes are highly fertile and have very good maternal instinct, combined with high growth rates and hardiness. The lambing percentage is around 150 percent in the native country, and also can reach 160 percent. Today the breed is raised mainly for meat production. The lambs on average weight around 36 kg within their 100 days of age.