Dormer

Synonyms: 
Dorman
Subgroup: 
Coarse Wool Sheep
Special Characteristics: 
A white-wool, mutton sheep with a sturdy frame; also an efficient producer of slaughter lambs off pasture (Ramsay et al., n.d.).
Main Location: 
Found in western Cape, South Africa; also fairly widely distributed in the temperate climate of Free State and Gauteng provinces (Ramsay et al., n.d.).
Origin: 
This breed was developed at the Elsenburg Research Station in the western Cape by crossing Dorset Horn rams and German Merino ewes. Further development took place in co-operation with farmers in the western Cape Province where winter pastures are used for slaughter lamb production. The breed society was established in 1965 and the breed was recognized as a developing breed in 1970 (Ramsay et al., n.d.).
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