Charollais sheep

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A shorn Charollais ram

The Charollais is a breed of domestic sheep originating in France. It has been exported internationally, and is commonly used in the U.K. as a sire to produce market lambs with purebred ewes and mules.[1]


On average at maturity, rams weigh 135 kg (298 lb) and ewes weigh 90 kg (200 lb).[2] The breed has fine fleece, pinkish–grey faces and is polled naturally in both sexes.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Charollais". Breeds of Livestock. Oklahoma State University Dept. of Animal Science. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Charollais/France". Breed Data Sheet. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 

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