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Roslag are anrnendangered sheep fromrnSweden. They originated from the remnant populations ofrnSwedish landrace breeds that used to be rather common all over the countryside, but are generally believed to have come from Raggaron inrnRoslagen, Sweden.rnrn 

rnrnThey are smallrnand generally white or ivory colored (although 10% of the population are blackrnor white-black bi-colored), they are a short-tailed and are usually used in the production of wool and meat. Their wool is a carpetwool type; withrnlong, straight or curly guard hair and a thick cover of underwool, which can bernup to 30 cm long. Only the rams are horned. Ewes can lamb throughout the entirernyear and usually have only one lamb,rnbut twins do occur.rnrn 
rnrnThe average adult weight is only 35-40 kg (80-90 lb) forrnewes and about 50 kg (110 lb) for rams.rnrn 

rnrnAlthough there is considerable genetic variation in most ofrnthe northern European sheep breeds, Roslag sheep, as well as Dala Fur sheeprn(also originating in Sweden) and Estonian Ruhnu sheep exhibit the highestrnwithin-population inbreeding due to declining numbers of the breeds. Arncontemporary estimated number for the population of Roslag sheep by the NordiskrnGenBank Husdyr is 496 individuals.rnSeveral flocks can be found at the BokornNature Reserve on the islands of Boko,rnBrannholmen and Langholmen alongsidernendangered Swedish Ringamala cattle.rnrn 

rnrnThe Swedish Peasant Sheep Association represents therninterests of individuals breeding Roslag Sheep and is responsible for thernbreed's conservation. Some owners of Roslag Sheep are members of the SwedishrnSheep Breeders' Association, and thus follow the breeding plan for the breedrndetermined by the Swedish National Board of Agriculture. The Swedish SheeprnBreeders' Association registers those sheep holders who are entitled tornenvironmental subsidies for the conservation of endangered breeds.


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