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Madras Red Sheep :


Breed Characteristics :
SIZE Adult  Males Adult Females
Body weight (kg) 35.54 ± 0.33 (11) 23.21 ± 0.59 (120)
Body length (cm) 63.73 ± 1.04 (15) 58.12 ± 0.30 (217)
Height at withers (cm) 72.73 ± 0.81 (15) 63.71 ± 0.21 (217)
Chest girth (cm) 82.90 ± 1.22 (15) 70.97 ± 0.20 (217)

 

Conformation :

Medium-sized animals.Body colour is predominantly brown,the intensity varying from light tan to dark brown; some animals have white markings on the forehead, inside the thighs and on the lower abdomen.Ears are medium long and drooping; ear length: 13.28 ± 0.10 cm (120). Tail is short and thin; tail length: 9.20 ± 0.10 cm (120). Rams have strong corrugated and twisted horns; the ewes are polled. The body is covered with short hairs which are not shorn.

Reproduction :

Under farm conditions: lambing percentage: 92.83% (237); litter size: single

Jodipi :


Breed Characteristics :
SIZE Adult  Males Adult Females
Body weight (kg) 36.69 ± 2.56 (13) 30.00 ± 0.27 (266)
Body length (cm) 68.31 ± 0.63 (13) 67.05 ± 0.22 (266)
Height at withers (cm) 76.46 ± 1.36 (13) 72.75 ± 0.24 (266)
Chest girth (cm) 75.39 ± 1.74 (13) 72.78 ± 0.23 (266)

 

Conformation :

Relatively tall animals with little hair except at brisket,withers and breech.The rams are horned; the ewes are almost always polled.The ears are long and drooping; ear length: 15.11 ± 0.08 cm (266). The tail is short and thin; tail length: 10.28 ± 0.13 cm (266). 86% of the animals carry wattles.

Reproduction :

Age at first lambing: 846 days; lambing percentage on the basis of ewes available (2, 3): 36.72 (2 509), including of the ewes bred artificially with Suffolk and Dorset semen. Lambing percentage in natives through natural service: 73%. Lambing interval: 428 days. Litter size: essentially single.

Ramboulette :


Breed Characteristics :
SIZE Adult  Males Adult Females
Body weight (kg) 34.80 ± 1.55 (7) 23.50 ± 0.27 (140)
Body length (cm) 63.86 ± 1.28 (7) 59.92 ± 0.22 (140)
Height at withers (cm) 62.0 ± 0.65 (7) 56.71 ± 0.27 (140)
Chest girth (cm) 78.57 ± 1.75 (7) 65.25 ± 0.31 (140)

 

Conformation :

Relatively small animals. Color is white,but in some cases face is light brown,and this color may extend to the neck.Compact body with a typical reversed U-shape conformation from the rear. Ears are long,leafy and drooping; ear length: 14.10 ± 0.10 cm(140). Tail is short and thin; tail length: 9.48 ± 0.19 cm (140). A large percentage of animals carry wattles.Slightly Roman nose.Both sexes are polled. Coat is extremely coarse and hairy.

Reproduction :

Average age at first lambing (2, 3): 745 days (27); lambing interval (2, 3): 397 days. Lambing percentage: 82.0 ± 0.31%(163); in another study: 80.80% (933); litter size: single.