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Breeds of Livestock - Swedish Fur Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Swedish Fur Sheep

Swedish Fur Sheep

swedish-fur-sheep-1.jpgAlso Known By: Gotland, Swedish Pelt, Pälsfar, Gotlands får

The Swedish Fur Sheep is found throughout Sweden.  It is kept for its pelt and meat production.  The Swedish Fur Sheep were developed from Gute selected for curl and color beginning in 1920.  The breed is primarily gray.

Reference:

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

Fredrik Ståhlberg, Stockholm, Sweden

Photographs:
Emma Olsson, Gotland, Sweden

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Added January 14, 1998; updated February 25, 2002

 

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