The sheep of the Schwarzkopf breed is an animal raised for meat production, highly appreciated and spread in Germany. This breed of sheep reaches us in the country where it is grown for both meat and wool.
Romanov ewes tend to lamb by the litter. Most other sheep give birth to singles and twins, while the Romanov average about 2-5 lambs per lambing. When the lambs are born they are pure black but when they get older they turn gray. Romanov wool (a mixture of gray wool and black guard hair) is used for rugs, mats, and wall hangings. The breed is currently raised mainly for meat production, but it is also pretty good for wool production. Wool of the Romanov sheep is very strong and resourceful. Their wool is double coated with mean diameter of wool fibers of 20.9 micrometers and 71.9 micrometers of outer-coat hair. Average greasy fleece weight is around 4.5 kg.
Sheep Breed Information
Mature Body Weight Ram: 190-240 pounds; Ewe: 140-185 pounds
Average Fiber Diameter Micron 28-33 ;USDA Wool Grade 46′s-54′s
Grease Fleece Weight 7-10 pounds
Staple Length 3-4 inches
The sheep of the Texel breed is developed for meat production and is native to the Netherlands. The Texel breed was also exported to the United States of America, New Zealand and Uruguay. But it is very popular in Europe, where it is also one of the most expensive sheep breeds.