Roslag sheep primarily raised for meat and wool. The sheep is from Sweden. The sheep are a short-tailed breed. The sheep are only found in Sweden, nowhere else.
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Roslag sheep breed information
Roslag sheep small-sized breed which is hardy sheep. The sheep is white or ivory in color and sometimes there are also black and bi-colored sheep
The adult Roslag ram weighs 50 kg (110 lb) and ewe weighs 35 kg (77 lb).
The rams are horned and ewes are polled.
Roslag sheep wool is white in color. The sheep have a thick undercoat and curly top coat of hair.
Ewes can lamb throughout the year and can produce one to two lambs in a year.
Roslag sheep are usually kept for the production of wool and meat.
Things to know
Roslag sheep are classified as an endangered breeds.
The belief is the Roslag is originated from the Swedish landrace breeds. The breed has come from Raggarön in Roslagen.
The Swedish Peasant Sheep Association is responsible for the Roslag breed’s conservation.
On preserving the endangered breeds the Swedish Sheep Breeders’ Association gives subsidies to those sheep holders.
There are only around 500 of Roslag on the planet.
Characteristics of Roslag sheep
|Breed Name||Roslag sheep|
|Country/Place of Origin||Sweden|
|Breed Purposeamerica||meat and wool|
|50 kg (110 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||35 kg (77 lb)|
|Kidding||single or twins|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|