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Gotland sheep

(Ovis aries) The Gotland sheep is one of our Swedish native breeds. A hardy breed that can be kept in open pasture throughout the year. Both sexes grow horns. The Gotland sheep has thin, fairly long legs. It was a great supplier of wool for frieze clothes in the Middle Ages, mentioned in scripts from 1292.

Order:Even-toed ungulates (Artiodactyla)
Family:Hollow-horned animals (Bovidae)
Weight:Males (Ram): about 60-80 kilos
Females (Ewe): about 40-55 kilos
Life span:15 - 20 years
Gestation period:About 5 months
Lambs:1-2 lambs

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