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Bighorn Sheep Inhabited Tiburon Island Centuries Ago, But Went Extinct
2014-03-20 10:01:38

In 1975, 16 female and 4 male bighorn sheep were deliberately introduced to Tiburón Island, a large and mostly uninhabited island in the Gulf of California.

2013-07-26 23:23:03

As the Winter chill takes full effect, Ecowool has a new range of knitwear that will keep even those that live in the coldest parts of the planet warm. (PRWEB)

2013-05-19 23:00:26

New Zealand was fortunate to have a long, hot, dry Summer but all good things must come to an end and, as a May cold snap settles in, Ecowool are geared up to help keep Kiwis keep warm this Winter.

2006-11-28 06:00:39

By DeCesare, Nicholas J; Pletscher, Daniel H Species that exist in naturally fragmented subpopulations can maintain long-term viability through interpopulation connectivity and recolonization of suitable habitat.


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Roslag Sheep
2014-11-03 12:51:10

The Roslag sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is thought to have originated in Roslagen, Sweden and it is known to be a descendant of remnant flocks of the Swedish landrace sheep breeds. This breed is small, with rams weighing up to 110 pounds and ewes weighing between 80 and 90 pounds. Its wool is typically white or ivory in color, although in can be bicolored or black, and it contains a curly or straight top coat of guard hair and an undercoat of thick wool. Rams will grow horns while...

Romney Sheep
2014-11-03 12:24:43

The Romney sheep, also known as the Romney marsh sheep or the Kent, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and was recognized as an official breed by 1800. The breed at this time was an improved breed that had been developed from medieval longwool breeds and crossbred with Bakewell’s English Leicester. This breed was first exported in 1853, when twenty individuals were sent to New Zealand, and by the 1990’s the breed comprised over half of New Zealand’s sheep...

Rambouillet Sheep
2014-10-27 11:31:48

The Rambouillet sheep, also known as the French Merino or the Rambouillet Merino, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in France. This breed’s development began in 1786, when King Louis XVI acquired 366 Spanish Merino sheep from King Charles III of Spain. The flock was bred experimentally at Bergerie royale, a royal farmed owned by the king, where crossbreeding and selective breeding with English long-wool breeds produced a more defined breed. By the time the Rambouillet sheep...

2014-10-27 11:25:59

The polled Dorset is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in 1956 at the Small Ruminant Unit of North Carolina State University for the purpose of meat production. The breed’s development began in 1949, when four Horned Dorset sheep were found to have no horns. These ewes and others were bred with Horned Dorset sheep until two rams were born, one of which had no horns. In 1956, the Continental Dorset Club registered its first polled Dorset and twenty years later seventy percent of...

Perendale
2014-10-27 10:40:05

The Perendale is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in New Zealand at Massey University, formerly known as Massey Agricultural College. The breed was developed by crossbreeding Cheviot rams with Romney ewes for use in hilly areas and was named after Sir Geoffrey Peren. It has declined in population since the 1980’s due to the decrease in farming in the hill country and in the demand for medium-coarse quality wool. The Perendale varies in weight depending upon the sex, with rams...

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