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Dorper Sheep

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Both

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Meat production

5/5

Milk production

N/A

Fleece quality

N/A

Commercial value

5/5

Dorpers - Great for Herding

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United States

Posted Jul 16, 2015

Dorper sheep are meat sheep (bred for their meat) that were also designed to be successful in semi-arid conditions. A popular breed in herding because they are fairly stable (“heavy” so they quickly adjust to being worked by dogs) and the return on the investment from selling for meat makes herding as a hobby not so expensive! Easily recognizable for their white bodies and black heads, the Dorper is the fastest growing sheep in popularity in the U.S. These are hair sheep and the hair is not really used for much.

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