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Breeds of Livestock - Rygja Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Rygja Sheep


Also Known By: Rygja Sau

The Rygja is a medium, short wooled breed which originated from Cheviot and Old Norwegian with additional Leicester Longwool or Oxford Down breeding.  The face and legs are sometimes colored.


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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