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Breeds of Livestock - Rouge de l'Ouest Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Rouge de l'Ouest Sheep

Rouge de l'Ouest

    rouge.jpgAlso Known As: Tête rouge du Maine

    The Rouge de l'Ouest is of the same origin as the Bleu du Maine but with a distinctive pink face and legs. It is polled and used primarily for market lamb production.

    The breed average fleece weight is 1.5 to 2 kilograms with a staple length of 4 to 5 cm and a spinning count of 58's to 60's.


    References:

    British Sheep and Wool, British Wool Marketing Board, Oak Mills, Station Rd., Clayton, Bradford. 112 pp.

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

    Photographs:

    British Sheep and Wool, British Wool Marketing Board, Oak Mills, Station Rd., Clayton, Bradford. 112 pp.

 


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