Askanian Sheep
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Askanian, also known as Askaniysky or Askanian Fine Fleece,rnsheep are from Ukraine. They were developed in the early 1900s at Askania Novarnby crossing American Rambouillet with Merino sheep. There were over 1.6 millionrnAskanian sheep in 1980. Today the breed is raised mainly for it's fine qualityrnwool.

rnrnThey are medium to large sized sheep. They are mainly whiternand are unicolored with a white face. Their face is generally free of wool. Thernewes are either polled or horned, but the rams are generally horned. Averagernbody height of the mature ewes is around 69 cm at the withers, and the rams arernmuch larger than the ewes.

rnrnThe Average live body weight of the mature Askanian rams isrnaround 115 kg. And the ewes are smaller than the rams. Their average live bodyrnweight is around 61 kg.

They are strong and well adapted to their native climates.rnThe ewes are good mothers, and they approximately produce around 1.27 lambs perrnlitter.

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