Damara Sheep

Damara sheep

History

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.

Characteristics

  • Adaptability
  • 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
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    Average Weight

    Ram 80 kg

    Ewe 50 kg

    New Born 4 kg

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