Skudde Sheep

What is the history of Skudde Sheep?

The Skudde is a nordic, short-tailed heather sheep from Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, and Switzerland.

What are the characteristics of Skudde Sheep?

  • The most noticeable feature of the Skudde buck is the imposing snail horn.
  • The ewes are hornless or carry horn stumps.
  • The animals are slender.
  • The wool mixture typical of this breed consists of fine wool fibers, dispersed with short hairs and course cover hair.
  • The colors are white, brown, black and gray. White Skuddes have nowadays small pigment spots on the head.
  • Lambs have a rust-colored marking in the nape of the neck and on the legs. This coloring disappears in adults.
  • The Skuddes raised for landscape grazing, felting, meat.
  • They are suited for pasturing more barren areas.
  • Skuddes come into heat a seasonally.
  • Lambs are born at any time of the year, three lambing are possible in two years.

What is the weight of mature Skudde Sheep?

Skudde ram is in the range of 40–50 kg and a mature ewe 30–40 kg.

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