Morada Nova sheep

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A flock of Morada Nova sheep in Brazil

Morada Nova or Brazilian Woolless is the name of a breed of domestic sheep originating in Ceará, states of Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country, on the Atlantic coast.

This breed is primarily raised for meat.[1]

Characteristics[edit]

Rams and ewes are polled. The rams do not have a throat ruff. The predominant color is red to cream, but white animals are also found. The breed is small. Mature ram and ewe weights of about 40 kg (88 lbs) and 30 kg (66 lbs), respectively.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morada Nova/Brazil". Breed Data Sheet. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Morada Nova". Breeds of Livestock. Retrieved 2009-04-22.