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Danish Landrace (also known as dansk landfar or klitfar )rnsheep are native to Jutland in Denmark. They were developed from the Merino andrnHeath sheep, with early specimen interbreeding in the nineteenth century withrnLeicester and Oxford Down sheep.

rnrnThey are medium sized and are generally white with a grayrnhead. They are mostly polled, with only around 10 percent horned rams. They arerndouble-coated and long tailed. Generally their tail is spotted brown, but theyrnare predominantly white.rnrn 

rnrnThe average height of the mature Danish Landrace rams arernaround 75 cm at the wither, and around 70 cm for the ewes. The average livernbody weight of the mature ewes is between 50 and 65 kg. And the average livernbody weight of the mature rams vary from 70 to 80 kg.rnrn 

rnrnThe total population of the Danish Landrace sheep was downrnto almost 50 animals in 1986. But the Danish conservation efforts have nowrnstabilized the Danish Landrace sheep breed, with an estimated stock of aboutrn1100 animals and 30 registered male breeders in 28 herds in 2004.

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