|Special Notes||Very hardy and strong animals, well adapted to cold inland climate and local feeding, mature pretty faster, noted for very high prolifically, can start breeding at any time throughout the year, often crossed with more popular breeds for increasing their prolifically, currently raised mainly for meat production|
|Breed Size||Medium to large|
|Weight||Rams weight between 55 and 80 kg, and the ewe’s weight vary from 40 to 50 kg|
|Climate Tolerance||All climates|
|Color||Black and gray|
|Country/Place of Origin||Russia|
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.
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