Merinolandschaf

The Merinolandschaf or Württemberger[1] is a breed of domestic sheep derived from the Merino. It constitutes about 30% of the sheep population of Germany[2] and is the most common commercial breed. It descends from the Merino sheep first brought to Saxony in 1765.[3]

Merinolandschaf
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Merinolandschaf at the Freilichtmuseum of Neuhausen ob Eck
Other namesWürttemberger
Country of originGermany
Traits
Weight
  • Male:
    125–160 kg
  • Female:
    75–90 kg
Wool colorwhite
Face colorwhite
Notes
dual-purpose, meat and wool

In 2018 a population of 15378 was reported to DAD-IS.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Christian Mendel, Albert Steiner (2013). Schafrassen in Bayern (in German). Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft. Accessed September 2013.
  2. ^ Katharina Seuser, Klaus Dittrich (2013). Merinolandschaf Archived 9 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German). aid infodienst. Accessed September 2013.
  3. ^ Knut Strittmatter (2004). Die Feinwollrasse Merinofleischschaf in Deutschland - Stand und Probleme Archived 28 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine (in German). Archiv Tierzucht 47: 25–35. Accessed September 2013.
  4. ^ Breed data sheet: Merinolandschaf/Germany. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed 16 August 2020.

Further readingEdit

  • A. Fischer (2003). Deutsche Schafrassen (in German). Stuttgart: Ulmer. pp. 88–118.