Domestic sheep


Domestic sheep (Ovis aries)

Pomeranian caorsewool sheep

Originalls the species was widespread in north-eastern Germany and Poland. The undemanding and resistant milk sheep is well adapted to barren pasturages on dry sand and wet soils and was often kept for personal requirements-. Since the beginning of the 19th century the livestock of sheep was steadily declining. The wool is too rough for people. That is why the wool is only being felt today. Soft, smooth synthetic fibres often replace sheep's wool in textiles.

Category: Mammal

Stem type: Mouflon 11,000 years ago

Weight: ♂ 70-75 kg; ♀ 50-55 kg

gestation period: 5 month

feed: grass, leaves, beets, hay, cereals

Power: ♂ 600 g, ♀ 400 g wool / year; 1-3 lambs / year

Danger: endangered