Priangan sheep

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The Priangan (also known as Garut) is a breed of sheep found in west Java, Indonesia. The breed is used primarily for ram fighting and meat. It is a variety of the Javanese Thin-tailed. Africander and Merino breeding may have been introduced in the 19th century.[1]

Characteristics[edit]

They are usually black or pied, occasionally individuals will be gray or tan. Rams are horned and ewes are polled (hornless). Individuals often lack external ears.[1] The rams are selected for size, horn size, and for fighting ability.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Priangan". Breeds of Livestock. Oklahoma State University, Dept. of Animal Science. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Priangan". Sheep Breeds - O-P. Sheep101.info. Retrieved 2009-04-28.