ROUGE DE L’OUEST SHEEP
It is the result of a cross of local breeds from the West of France with English rams. A long-established breed, the Rouge de l’Ouest combines qualities of breeding with beef qualities.
The Suffolk breed is distinguished by the head and legs covered by a black fur. The rest of the body is covered with a white, coat, short, and dense fur. Additionally, the Suffolk Sheep has no horns. Oaia Sufflok is very energetic and alert, very prolific. It is not intended for wool production. It is marketed especially for meat, which is appreciated worldwide for its nutritional qualities. Sufoolk rams are used for breeding sheep of other breeds to obtain meat hybrids. These hybrids are destined for meat production and go directly to the butcher shops around the world. Main characteristics of Suffolk sheep Suffolk sheep’s meat is of high quality and has a superior taste, recognized by consumers around the world. Due to its resilience and elasticity, Suffolk sheep fur is used to make blankets and blankets, ideal for the cold season. Sufoolk rams are very prolific, so sometimes sheep can also give birth to 2-3 lambs, sometimes even 4. Suffolk breeds are born 150 days after mating and reach weaning around the age of about 100 days. Sheep from the Suffolk race adapts easily to any conditions and resists very well even at extreme temperatures.
It is considered to be the oldest breed in Romania. It is part of the same family as the zeckel in Austria and the ratscka in Hungary, with characters similar to those, all belonging, according to the French zootechnist Sanson, to the Syrian race.