Dorset sheep for sale Horned Dorsets are listed as an endangered breed with an estimated global population of less than 5,000. If you choose to raise Dorset Horn sheep, you are helping ensure the survival of future generations of this incredible animal. Both rams and ewes have beautiful horns, the horned dorset rams are much larger with more spirals. They are often referred to as the “mother breed” of sheep because they are an ancient breed that has unique lambing potentials and incredible motherly instincts. Dorset horn sheep have lambs all year long, especially in the fall, and we’ve seen ewes lamb twice in one year. Horned Dorsets are prolific, loving mothers and great milkers, have high quality wool, are extremely hardy, versatile, adaptable to many climates, and their large size make the Dorset horn sheep a true multi-purpose breed. Many shepherds choose to breed dorset horn rams to their sheep in order to add these desirable traits to their flocks.
Horned dorset weigh 150 – 200 pounds, and full grown Dorset horn rams weigh up to 300 pounds. They gain weight on pasture, and are grateful when you bring them alfalfa as a special treat, but do not need the supplemental feed required by other breeds, and they never need grain. Dorset horn sheep thrive on a grass fed diet.
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