Chottanagpuri Sheep Breed Profile

Chottanagpuri Sheep Breed Profile Information:

Distribution:The Chottanagpuri sheep  breed is mainly found in Jharkhand, with a few numbers in Bihar. They are small, light-weight animals, light grey and brown in colour.


chottanagpuri sheep
Chottanagpuri sheep

Chottanagpuri Sheep Breed Features:

Ears are small and parallel to the head, the tail is thin and short and the fleece is coarse, hairy and open. The animals are shorn thrice a year in March-April, June-July and October-November, and produce a yearly average of 180 g of hairy wool with an average fibre diameter of 52.54 μ and a medullation percentage of 84. Both sexes are polled. They are considered a coarse carpet wool breed.

This sheep breed is largely pure-bred. According to the Livestock Census of 2007, there are 203,479 Chottanagpurii sheep breed in India.

Flock Structure: Flacks generally consist of 5 to 6 males and 70 to 80 adult females and their young.

Breeding: Animals are pure-bred.

Chottanagpuri Sheep Breed Characterstics:

Adult Male Adult Female
 Average Body weight (kg)
19 19
 Average Body length (cm) 52 52
 Average Height at withers (cm)   54 54
 Average Chest girth (cm) 71 75


Average Range
Average monthly temperature (°C)
Average monthly relative humidity (%)
Annual rainfall (cm) 128.1

Recent Study on this Breed of Sheep: The present study was conducted on the semen characteristics of six Chottanagpuri rams.

The colour of Chottanagpuri ram semen was found to be creamy or creamy white. The overall mean ejaculate volume, mass-motility, sperm concentration, live sperm percentage and abnormal sperm percentage were found to be 0.648±0.027 ml, 4.222±0.144, 3793±0.134 millions/ml, 83.333±1.318 and 7.034±0.135, respectively. The difference between the ejaculate volume, mass motility, sperm concentration, live sperm percentage and abnormal sperm percentage were found to be non-significant among the rams.

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