Bizet sheep

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The Bizet [bi.ze] is a domesticated breed of sheep originating from France. It grows wool but is primarily raised for meat. In 1952, the Bizet was introduced on the Kerguelen archipelago. It is utilized as food for the scientific station there.

Bizet
Bizet sheep
Country of origin
Usedual-purpose, wool and meat

Characteristics

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.

History

The breed was developed between 1830 and 1900 by crossing first with the Caussenards breed, then with the Southdown and Dishley English breeds. In 1905, steps were taken to start standardizing the breed.

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