Coopworth sheep primarily raised for wool. The breed is developed in New Zealand. A cross of Border Leicester and Romney, in the 1950s, resulted in Coopworth.
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Coopworth sheep breed information
A medium-sized breed, with a white face and wool-free legs.
Lambing is easy and they are excellent mothers.
Most of the parts resemble Romney sheep-like head, face, and body type.
Coopworth wool is long, excellent and thick.
The fleece is crimp with bright luster and the spinning count is 44 to 48, with a staple length of 6 to 8 inches.
Coopworth is an excellent mother, does not run off when disturbed.
The easier lambing and milk production makes this breed an excellent mother.
Things to know
In the 1970s breed was introduced to the United States. Raised primarily for wool
The Coopworth sheep have been selected on visual criteria, carcass and frame attributes, wool quality and measured performance.
Brief characteristics of Coopworth sheep
|Breed Name||Coopworth sheep|
|Country/Place of Origin||New Zealand|
|90 kg (200 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||65 kg (140 lb)|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|