Hair sheep breeds tend to be smaller, again, better to work with on small farms, or for people who are not big, tough, or have a lot of equipment. Although some people consider them more nervous I have not found this to be the case as when we offer oats all our sheep cluster around to get their share, and will even eat out of our hands.
There are also many claims that hair sheep experience fewer problems with parasites.
We find having a hair sheep ram to be the best, as this also means smaller lambs, so fewer lambing problems for the ewe. I would not suggest breeding a hair sheep ewe to a larger wool breed ram. The hair x wool sheep have an odd sort of coat that sheds partially.
We have owned Barbado hair sheep as pictured above, and also Dorper and Katahdin, which I am sure you will read about it other blog posts here!
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