Bizet Sheep

About Bizet SheepAbout Bizet Sheep

Bizet [bi.ze] sheep originating in France. They were developed between 1830 and 1900 by first crossing Caussenards sheep with Southdown and Dishley English sheep. In 1905, steps were taken to start standardizing the breed. In 1952, Bizet were introduced on the Kerguelen archipelago, where they are raised for food for the scientific station there.

They grow wool but they are primarily raised for meat. The rams have horns and ewes are polled (hornless). At maturity, rams grow to 80 cm (31 in) and ewes 75 cm (30 in) at the withers. On average, rams weigh 90 kg (200 lb) and ewes 55 kg (121 lb). Ewes can lamb up to three times in two years.