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Sheep Breeds in India Information for Beginners

Sheep Breeds in India: Sheep Breeds in India: Sheep types in India  can  be classified on the basis of Agroecological regions viz. a) North temperate region, b) North Western arid and semi arid region  c) Southern peninsular region and d) Eastern region. The breeds of sheep of these regions are depicted here. Sheep Farming Advantages: Sheep can be raised for …

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Karnah Sheep Breed Profile Information

Distribution : The Karnah sheep  breed is primarily found in Karnah, a mountainous tehsil of Kupwara district in North Kashmir. Karnah sheep breed are large  animals. The rams have large curved horns and a prominent nose line. The average age at first lambing is 23-25 months with a lambing interval of one year. Lambing takes place mainly in the months …

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Jalauni Sheep Breed Profile Information

Distribution :The Jalauni sheep breed is distributed across the Jalaun, Jhansi and Lalitpur districts of Uttar Pradesh. Conformation: The Jalauni sheep are medium-sized animals, with a straight nose line. The colour of the body is white with a light brown or black head. Both sexes are polled. Ears are large, flat and drooping and the tail is thin and medium …

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Jaisalmeri-Sheep Breed Profile Information

Distribution : The name of the Jaisalmeri sheep breed is derived from its home tract, Jaisalmer. They are distributed across the Jaisalmer, Barmer and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan. Jaisalmeri  Sheep Breed Characterstics: Pure specimens are found in south western Jaisalmer, extending up to north western Barmer and southern and western Jodhpur. They are primarily reared by the Raikas and Sindhi …

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Gurez Sheep Breed Profile Information

Gurez Sheep Profile: The following article provides the details of Gurez sheep. Gurez sheep Distribution: This sheep breed is distributed in the Gurez area of Northern Kashmir.The Gurez sheep breed is found in the Gurez block of Bandipore district in North Kashmir. They are the largest of the sheep breeds in the state. Gurez Breed Conformation: Largest of the sheep breeds in Jammu …

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Ganjam Sheep Breed Profile Information

Source and Distribution of Ganjam sheep:  The Ganjam breed of sheep is native to the Ganjam, Koraput, Phulbani and parts of the Puri districts of Odisha.Ganjam sheep  is an important sheep breed in the Orissa State in the eastern region of India. They are reared mainly for meat. Ganjam Sheep Features: These are medium-sized, slender and leggy animals with the …

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Gaddi Sheep Breed Profile Information

Gaddi Sheep.

Gaddi Sheep Profile: This article explains about Gaddi sheep profile. Distribution of Gaddi Sheep: This Sheep breed is also known as Bhadarwah, is native to the Kishtwar and Bhadarwah Tehsils in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir and is distributed fairly widely over the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Gaddi Sheep Breed Characterstics: They are medium-sized animals, usually …

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Coimbatore Sheep Profile Information

Coimbatore Sheep Profile: In the following article, the Coimbatore sheep profile is explained. The Coimbatore Sheep Purpose and Distribution: This breed is a coarse carpet wool breed of Tamil Nadu, India, and is reared mainly as a meat animal. A study conducted in the native environment revealed that breeding and migratory tracts were in Coimbatore, Erode and Dindigul districts of Tamil …

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Chokla Sheep Profile Information

Chokla Sheep Profile Information: This Chokla sheep breed is distributed in Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar andbordering areas of Bikaner, Jaipur and Nagaur districts of Rajasthan. Animals true to the breed type are found in Sikar and Churu districts.  Chokla Sheep Profile and Characterstic:The animals are light to medium‑sized. The face, generally devoid of wool, is reddish brown or dark brown, and …

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Changthangi Sheep Profile Information

Changthangi sheep, locally known as Changluk, is a potential breed found in the Changthang area of Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir state. Changthangi sheep are seasonal breeders and the major breeding season is from July to December. This sheep is mainly reared by a nomadic tribe called Changpa alongwith pashmina producing Changthangi goat. The economy of Changpas is largely …

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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 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 …

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Bonpala Sheep profile Information

Bonpala Sheep Profile Info: Let us discuss about Bonpala sheep profile information in the following write up. Description of  the Breed: This Sheep breed is native to southern Sikkim. The animals are tall, leggy and well-built. The fleece colour ranges from completely white to completely black with a number of intermediary shades, and the quality is coarse, hairy and open . The …

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Bakharwal Sheep Profile Information

Distribution:The name of the Bakharwal breed is derived from the nomadic tribe which rears these sheep. The breed has no distinct home tract, and the sheep are entirely migratory.The Northern region is also home to Bakharwal sheep, which have been classified as an endangered species by the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources. Only 78 Bakharwal sheep were found in …

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Balangir Sheep Breed Profile Information

Balangir Sheep  Breed Profile Information: Origin of Balangir Sheep: The Balangir breed of sheep is native to the north western districts of Balangir, Sambalpur, and Sundargarh in Odisha. They are medium-sized animals, white or light brown or of mixed colours. A few animals are also black. The ears are small and stumpy. While the males are horned, ewes are polled. …

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