Southdown Sheep

[Ovis aries aries southdown]

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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