About Daglic Sheep
Daglic sheep are found
primarily in western Anatolia in Turkey. They are a carpet wool breed used for
both meat and dairy production. Typically they have black spots on their head
and legs, the rams are usually horned and the ewes are polled. They are thought
by some to be the origin of both the Chios and Kamakuyruk breeds.
Daglic sheep have been adapted
to live in a steppe climate. They are unicolored with a white body and black
spots on their heads and legs. Daglic sheep have a short-fat tail. They live
birth at 80 - 90% and twinning is rare (1 - 2%). Their average weight gain is
approximately 179 g (6.3 oz) per day. At maturity, ewes grow to approximately
60 cm (24 in) at the withers and weigh 37.5 kg (83 lb). Lactation yields about
40–50 kg (88–110 lb) of milk and lasts for about 140 – 179 days.