Bentheimer Landschaf Sheep
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Bentheimer Landschaf (A.K.A The Landrace of Bentheim) arernmedium-sized German sheep. They were developed by a cross between German andrnDutch heath sheep and marsh sheep. They have been bred in the northern GermanrnEmsland area since 1934, especially in the county of Bentheim.

They are mainly white and have black around their ears,rneyes, and legs. They have a slender body, long head and Roman nose. Their earsrnare small and the tail is long and woolly. Both rams and ewes are generallyrnpolled. The average body height of the mature ewes is around 67 cm at thernwithers, and the rams are slightly larger than the ewes. The average live bodyrnweight of the mature Bentheimer Landschaf rams is around 75 to 80 kg. Andrnaverage live body weight of the mature ewes is between 50 and 60 kg.

rnrnThe Bentheimer Landschaf sheep breed is raised mainly forrnvegetation management or landscape preservation.

Their average fleece production is around 3-4 kg. Theirrnfleece is of pretty good quality with a fiber diameter of 34-40 microns.rnBentheimer Landschaf ewes lamb easily, and rnare very good mothers. They need to live in a flock, but they are easilyrnsatisfied.

rnrnToday the Bentheimer Landschaf sheep is highlyrnendangered, and the breed is raised for landscape preservation.

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