Dorper Sheep was developed by crossing Dorset Horn Rams and Blackhead Persian Ewes (1950). The Dorper Sheep is a very hardy animal that can live on minimal food. They consume whatever is available. Two types of Dorper sheep, the Black headed Dorper and the White headed Dorper are found in South Africa.
The Dorper is one of the only sheep breeds that is polyoestrus. This means that they are capable of producing young 3 times in 2 years, as opposed to most other breeds that will produce young once per year, usually in late winter/early spring.
Prone to producing twins, they are very protective mothers and if in good condition, they will successfully rear twins with ease. Triplets have also been born from Dorpers, but due to having only two teats, it is rare that the third triplet will thrive.
- Resistance against cold, wind, rain also high temperatures
- Easy to care for without shearing problems
- Suitable for intensive feeding
- High fertility rates
- Thick skin
- Strong broad neck
- The upper jaw and lower teeth must be correctly aligned
Average WeightRam 102 kg – 124 kg
Ewe 72 kg – 99 kg
The Damara sheep originated from Eastern – Asia. They moved eastwards and were discovered in die Northern part of Namibia. The Damara sheep can tolerate heat very well, can survive on little food and water and are capable to walk long distances. They are indigenous to Egypt, East Asia and North Africa. The Damara sheep store their fat in their tails. The meat of the Damara is low in fat and cholesterol and their milking ability is quite high. They do not need shearing as they shed the little wool they have.
- Wedge shape tail
- Short gait
- Lively appearance
- Hard and strong teeth
- Strong flocking instincts
- Long productive lifetime
- Short hair
- Ram strong masculine head
- Ewe have a finer body
- Producing 3 lambs in 2 years
- High level of immunity to sickness and parasites
Ram 80 kg
Ewe 50 kg
New Born 4 kg
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