Rampur Bushair Sheep Breed Profile

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Rampur Bushair Sheep Profile:

Let us talk about Rampur Bushair sheep profile in the following article.

Distribution :

This sheep  breed is fairly widespread in Himachal Pradesh and a few numbers are found in the Uttarkashi, Almora and Udham Singh Nagar districts of Uttarakhand. This breed is good for meat production.

Rampur Bushair Sheep  Breed Features:

They are medium-sized animals. The fleece colour is predominantly white, with brown, black and tan also seen in varying proportions. The ears are long and drooping. The face line is convex, giving a typical Roman nose. The males are horned; most females are polled. The fleece is of medium quality and dense. The legs, belly and face are devoid of wool. The size of migratory flocks ranges from 20 to 1,000 and of stationary flocks from 2 to 10. Under farm conditions lambing percentage varies from 52.9 to 88.3%. Breeding is pure, except in limited areas where cross-breeding with exotic fine-wool breeds has been initiated (Rambouillet and Merino).

rampur bushair sheep
Rampur bushair sheep

The annual average fleece weight is 1.17 kg, average fibre diameter is 35 μ with a medullation percentage of 24. According to the 18th Livestock Census of 2007, there are 70,033 Rampur Bushair sheep in the country.

Rampur Bushair Sheep  Breed Weight-Height Chart:

Adult Male Adult Female
Average Body weight (kg) 29 25
Average Body length (cm) 62 59
Average Height at withers (cm) 59 58
Average Chest girth (cm) 68 66

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