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Breeds of Livestock - Rya Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Rya Sheep


Also Known By: Ryafår, Swedish Carpet Wool Sheep

The Rya are found in northern and central Sweden.  It is a coarse wool breed which is a variety of Swedish Landrace.  They are usually white but black, gray and brown animals are also found in the breed.


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