Danish Landrace sheep facts

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Danish Landrace sheep are raised mainly for wool. The breed is originated in Denmark. The sheep produce 3.5 kg(7.7 lb) of fleece.

Danish Landrace breed information

A medium build sheep which is white in color.

Spotted brown can be seen on the face and tail.

The mature Landrace ram weighs 80kg (180 lb) and ewe weighs  65 kg (140 lb).

The breed is considered as long-tailed sheep.

Danish Landrace has medium-sized, with double coated fleece.

The fleece weight is around 3.5 kg per sheep.

The wool is used in the manufacturing of carpets and wool blankets.

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Things to know

The breed is originated from Heath sheep and Merino. But in the 19th century, the  Leicester Longwool and Oxford Down were introduced to the breed.

Only 10 percent of rams have horns, rest all are polled.

The breed is endangered, in 1986 there were as few as 50 animals, but in 2004 their number raised to 1100 animals.

Brief characteristics of Danish Landrace sheep

Breed NameDanish Landrace
Other NameDanish language: Dansk landfårklitfår
Country/Place of OriginDenmark
Breed PurposeWool
Breed Sizemedium
Weight
Ram(Male)
80kg (180 lb)
Ewe(Female)65 kg (140 lb)
Kiddingsingle
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing 
Climate Tolerancelocal conditions
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