Sheepskin sheep are classified as sheep. Such a funny name the animals got for a characteristic peculiar to them only. It turns out that the accumulated fat in them is deposited in a Kurdyuk (a kind of ball located at the tail), and its weight can reach 10 kg, which is quite a lot, considering the general parameters of the animal. The breeds of sheep rams can be interesting to those whose business is built in the livestock sector. In Russia, this niche is just beginning to be mastered. That is why the main attention in the article will be given to the description of rocks and their difference from ordinary sheep. What does a sheep's ram look like? Photos are presented in the article.
Beginners of cattle breeders are easily misleading, giving out other varieties for Kurdyuk rams.
These are gissar sheep. They were deduced by means of national selection on mountain pastures. Experts are considered a special "race" of sheepskin sheep due to specific conditions of keeping and breeding, as well as isolation from other species of their own kind. They differ in the largest Kurdyukovs (in individual individuals it can reach 30 kg). Sheep at the withers grow to 80 cm, sheep - up to 85 cm. Animals are strong, developed, with a large and wide body. The head is massive, the neck is short and dense, the snout is hooked. Without problems, transitions are maintained for distances up to 500 km (from winter pastures to high mountain summers). The total weight reaches 200 kg for a sheep (for a sheep - 30-40% less), slaughtering - about 60%.
Today the breed develops in three directions: grease, meat, grease, meat. It should be said that the last type of "storehouse" (Kurdyuk) is much smaller. Young growth early (gain in weight by half a kilogram per month). The uterus is always comola, the rams sometimes grow small horns. Wool is coarse, mainly with thick awn. Shaved a short - 1.5 kg with a sheep and 1.4 with a sheep. Wool is suitable for making felt and felt. Hissar sheep adapt well to new conditions.
Still in demand are the Aedilbaev andKarachev's sheep. They are inferior to the gissar in terms of meat-and-fat volumes (productivity), but the quality of the wool is higher (more fluff, softer to the touch) and cut more.
If it is a question of breeding, then for furthertribal work should be taken of highlybred individuals. Central Asian and North Caucasian sheepskin sheep are sold on the country's breeding farms. The price of one adult is 7-12 thousand rubles.
The culture of consumption of high quality lamb in Russia has just begun to emerge. Good sheepskin sheep, unlike their counterparts, have a higher quality of meat, fat, wool.