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Breeds of Livestock - Manech Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Manech Sheep

Manech

manech-1.jpgAlso Known By: Varieties- Black-face, red-face, speckled-face and petite Manech

This milking breed from the Atlantic Pyrenean region exists in large numbers and there is an established breeding program. However, the sole purpose of the program is to produce as much milk as possible, so that other qualities of this rustic type (their imposing horns, for example) are starting to disappear.

Some breeders are beginning to stand up for the preservation of traditional types and the 'Ferme Conservatoire' keeps small groups of this breed in support of this trend.

This breed is part of the Pyreanean dairy group. They typically have colored faces and legs. The males are horned, the females of the black-face variety are horned, of the red-faced variety are polled.

References:

    Ferme Conservatoire de Leyssart, Theres Kohler & Dominique Massoubre, Leyssart, F - 33660 Puynormand ,05 57 49 62 82, info@ferme-conservatoire.com

    Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

    Photographs:

    Ferme Conservatoire de Leyssart, Theres Kohler & Dominique Massoubre, Leyssart, F - 33660 Puynormand ,05 57 49 62 82, info@ferme-conservatoire.com


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