Braunes Bergschaf sheep is a dual-purpose breed that is good for meat and wool. The breed is from Italy and Austria, a place called Tyrol.
Table of Contents
Braunes Bergschaf breed information
The breed has a roman nose with a medium-sized body
Both ram and ewe are polled (no horns).
Braunes Bergschaf ram weighs around 103 kg (227 lbs) and ewe around 70 kg (155 lbs)
The fleece weight is around 4 to 5 kg with a fiber diameter of 32 to 36 microns. It is shorn two times a year.
The wool is brown or shades of dark-brown in color.
Twins are common and they are non-seasonal breeders.
Things to know
Braunes Bergschaf is recognized as a registered breed in Bavaria in 1977.
The interesting fact of Braunes Bergschaf is during summers they roam alpine meadows and during winters they come to valleys for shearing and back to the barn.
Wool is used for making carpets, knitted goods and Lodenfabrics.
According to the wiki, It is one of the 42 autochthonous local sheep breeds of limited distribution for which a herdbook is kept by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, the Italian national association of sheep-breeders.
Number of Braunes Bergschaf in Austria in 2012 is 3698 to 5000, 1564 in Germany in 2011 and 2850 in Italy in 2008
Brief characteristics of Braunes Bergschaf sheep
|Breed Name||Braunes Bergschaf sheep|
|Other Name||Pecora nera-bruna and Schwarzbraunes Bergschaf (Italy)|
|Country/Place of Origin||Austria and Italy|
|Breed Purpose||Meat and wool|
|103 kg (227 lbs)|
|Ewe(Female)||70 kg (155 lbs)|
|Kidding||twins are common|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|