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Breeds of Livestock - Debouillet Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Debouillet Sheep

Debouillet

deboui.jpgThe Debouillet breed was developed in New Mexico in 1920 from Delaine-Merino and Rambouillet crosses.  The breed is well adapted for the range conditions of the southwestern United States.  The Debouillet is a medium sized breed with white hair on the face and legs.  It is hardy under arid conditions, gregarious, adaptable to unassisted pasture lambing and produced a high quality fine-wool fleece with a deep, close crimp.

Mature ewes of this breed will range in weight from 125 to 160 pounds (57-73 kg) and males will weigh from 175 to 250 pounds (79-113 kg).

The fleece from mature ewes will weight from 10 to 18 pounds with a 35 to 50 percent yield.  The stable length of the fleece is from three to five inches (7.5-12.5 cm) with a numerical count of 62 to 80 which is 18.5 to 23.5 microns.

Reference:

Who's Who in U.S. Sheep Breeds(poster), American Sheep Industry Assn., Inc.; 6911 S. Yosemite St.  Suite 200; Englewood, CO 80112-1414  Phone: (303) 771-3500 FAX: (303) 771-8200
Photographs:
Who's Who in U.S. Sheep Breeds(poster), American Sheep Industry Assn., Inc.; 6911 S. Yosemite St.  Suite 200; Englewood, CO 80112-1414  Phone: (303) 771-3500 FAX: (303) 771-8200

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