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Romanov sheep, (05)

Romanov sheepThe Romanov sheep are originally from Russia and are  adapted to cold inland climate and local feeding. It is a short-tailed breed, grey in colour with a variable degree of darkness depending on type. Horned and polled occurs in both sexes. The wool is double coated with mean diameter of wool fibres of 20.9 microns and 71.9 microns of outer-coat hair (lamb wool). Mean greasy fleece weight is around 4.5 kg. Adult live weight of the standard type Romanov is 55-80 kg for males and 40-50 kg for females. The Romanov are known for high prolificacy and the mean litter size is 2.2 lambs at birth or even more in some flocks. Mean live weight of lambs is 35 kg when slaughtered at the age of 8-9 months.   The Lithuanian Romanov that was sampled in the project was founded from 6 animals that were imported from Russia in 1988.  The population size of the Lithuanian Romanov, was 50 animals  in 2000 but has increased since.

Local name: Romanov
References: Juha Kantanen
Agrifood Research Finland MTT, FIN-31600 Jokioinen, Finland.

Agrifood Research Finland MTT, FIN-31600 Jokioinen, Finland.









List of North European sheep breeds:
Ålands sheep
Cheviot sheep
Dala sheep
Dala fur sheep
Danish landrace sheep
Estonian Ruhnu sheep
Faeroe sheep
Fine wool sheep Finnish Grey landrace
Finnsheep      Forest sheep
Fuglestad sheep
Gotland sheep
Greenland sheep Grey Troender sheep
Gute sheep
Icelandic leader sheep
Icelandic sheep
Latvian darkheaded sheep
Lithuanian coarse wool sheep
Norwegian feral sheep  Norwegian Old Spael sheep
Norwegian Spael sheep
-Romanov sheep
Roslags sheep Russian Viena sheep
Rya sheep
Rygja sheep
Steigar sheep
Texel sheep
White faced Marsh


Created by ThEP and EE Edited by Emma Eythorsdottir for the North SheD group.
Agricultural Research Institute of Iceland.