Najdi sheep primarily raised for wool and milk. The origin of the breed is from the Najd region of the Arabian Peninsula. Presently mainly raised in Saudi Arabia, some parts of Jordan, Kuwait, and Oman.
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Najdi sheep breed information
Najdi sheep have a roman nose with long drooping ears.
Najdi is usually black with white faces and white legs and tail.
Najdi has very long and silk wooled hair.
Najdi ram is either polled or has scurs and ewes are polled.
The Najdi sheep are tall and have a height of 76 to 86 cm at withers.
Najdi is drought resistance and good for the desert conditions.
The breed is much loved for their milk and wool, though meat is also consumed.
Things to know
The Najdi sheep are famous for their appearance and also loved by Saudi people, where they win the “Sheep beauty pageants“.
Najdi sheep are similar to Awassi in adapting to desert conditions.
Najdi sheep are prized possession the ewe costs around 20k to 30k Saudi riyals (7k USD) and ram costs around 100k Saudi riyals.
Najdi sheep characteristics
|Breed Name||Najdi Sheep|
|Country/Place of Origin||Saudi Arabia|
|Breed Purposeamerica||wool and milk|
|90 kg (200 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||70 kg (155 lb)|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|