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Breeds of Livestock - Danish Landrace Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Danish Landrace Sheep

Danish Landrace

Also Known By: Dansk Landfår, Klitfår

Danish Landrace, found in Jutland, originated from Danish Heath and Merino during the 18th century.  In the 1900s some Leicester Longwool and Oxford Down were introduced to the breed. They  are polled and white in color with a gray head. Adult males weigh on average 70 kg and females 50 kg with an average wither height of 75 cm and 70 cm  respectively.


Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Domestic Animal Diversity Information System, FAO

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