Dorper sheep

The Dorper is a hair sheep that was bred in South Africa by crossing Blackhead Persian sheep with Dorset Horns. Their solid white bodies are often accompanied by a solid-black head, giving them a unique appearance.

Dorpers are highly fertile, have a long breeding season, and are quite docile. They are adaptable to a wide range of climates, from hot and dry to humid and cold. Although they put on wool in cold climates, they shed in warm weather and don't require sheering.

The modern day Dorper is numerically the second largest breed in South Africa with over 10 million head (over 1/3 of the total number of sheep). In recent years, the Dorper has become popular in the Middle East, China, Canada, Australia, South America, Mexico and the United States.

Non-selective grazing habits make Dorper sheep the perfect choice forconverting underutilized feed sources or grazing Galaxy Farms hometo high quality meat. They will forage widely and independently and are an excellent breed for fenced ranges.

At Galaxy Farm, our sheep are watched over and guided by our working dogs, and cared for by owners Billie and Mike Hammer.


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More about
Dorper sheep:

American Dorper Sheep
Breeders Society


Wikipedia:
Dorper Sheep

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