Debouillet Sheep

What is the history of Debouillet Sheep?

The Debouillet is a breed of domestic sheep originating from Tatum, New Mexico. The Debouillet breed was developed in 1920 from Delaine-Merino and Rambouillet crosses.

The breed is well adapted for the range conditions of the southwestern United States.

This breed is primarily raised for its wool.

What are the characteristics of Debouillet Sheep?

  • The Debouillet is a medium sized breed with white hair on the face and legs.
  • It is hardy under arid conditions, gregarious, adaptable to unassisted pasture lambing and produced a high quality fine-wool fleece with a deep, close crimp.
  • Ewes are polled and rams may or may not have horns.
  • The fleece from mature ewes will weight from 10 to 18 pounds with a 35 to 50 percent yield.
  • The stable length of the fleece is from three to five inches (7.5-12.5 cm) with a numerical count of 62 to 80 which is 18.5 to 23.5 microns.

What is the weight of mature Debouillet Sheep?

Debouillet ram is in the range of 75-100 kg and a mature ewe 55-70 kg.

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