Southdown Sheep

[Ovis aries aries southdown]

Cduxyb7cwyj5lzuos0fl The body of the Southdown sheep is compactly made, very wide and deep with short legs. Mature rams weight between 225 to 250 lbs and mature ewes weigh between 145 to 175 lbs. Coloration varies from gray to mousy brown. The nose is narrow and the ears pointed. Females have two mammae, and are generally somewhat smaller than males.

Location: Kookaburra Station

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Range
The range of the southdown sheep is world-wide.
Habitat
Generally in association with humans
Gestation
144-152 days
Litter
1 to 4
Behavior

Reproduction

Wild Diet
Grasses, sedge, forbs, some browse
Zoo Diet
Alfalfa hay, sheep and lamb diet
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