Dala-fur sheep

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The Dala-fur (Dala pälsfår, Swedish) is a breed of domestic sheep originating in Sweden. The Dala-fur is one of several sheep breeds that are remnents of the old Swedish landrace breed, and is one of the Northern European short-tailed sheep breeds.[1]

Characteristics[edit]

This breed is white, small, short, hardy and has a short, wool-less tail. About 90% of all rams are horned while the ewes are polled (hornless). Rams weigh approximately 60 kilograms (130 lb) and ewes 45 kilograms (99 lb).[1]

In 2000, there were 160 Dala-fur sheep.[1] In 2002, the population decreased to 95 and 2006 there were 116.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Agricultural Research Institute of Iceland. "Swedish Dala fur sheep". North SheD, Origin and Diversity of Northern European sheep breeds. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  2. ^ DAD-IS (2009). "Bündner Oberländerschaf/Switzerland". Domestic Animal Diversity Information System. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Retrieved 2010-06-17.