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Cameroon sheep

The Cameroon (/ˌkmˈrn/) is a domesticated breed of sheep from west Africa which has been exported to Europe. As of 2008, there were less than 650 but the population was increasing.[1]

Characteristics

The Cameroon is a hair sheep which it sheds yearly in the spring. Ewes can raise two lamb crops per year. Their most common color is brown with a black belly, head, and legs.[2]

Literature

  • Fitzhugh und Bradford (eds.): Hairsheep of West Africa and the Americas. A genetic resource for the tropics. 1983
  • R.M. Njwe und Y. Manjeli: Milk yield of Cameroon dwarf blackbelly sheep - Production laitière de moutons Djallonké au Cameroun. In: Small ruminant research and development in Africa - Réseau africain de recherche sur les petits ruminants. ILCA Research Report - 2, 1982, X5520/B

References

  1. "Cameroon/Czech Republic". Breed data sheet. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System. http://dad.fao.org/. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  2. "Cameroon". Sheep Breeds C. Sheep101.info. http://www.sheep101.info/breedsC.html#Cameroon. Retrieved 2009-05-20.