Landim

Synonyms: 
Nguni, (Landim= Landrace in Portuguese)
Subgroup: 
Nguni
Special Characteristics: 
Relatively small body size (65 cm height); broad and short forehead, with convex facial profile; males have fat pads on face and poll, but occur less frequently on females; horns absent in both sexes; ears pendulous but rather short, and atrophied or vestigial ears are present in 12% of the population; toggles absent in both sexes; neck relatively long and fine; brisket not well developed; tails tapering and similar in both sexes; coat colour is variable; hair coat is coarse and usually short (Wilson, 1991).
Main Location: 
Limited to Mozambique, mainly south of the Limpopo river; the environment has semi-arid to subhumid climate; the production system is agro-pastoral with subsistence crops as the dominant farm enterprise (Wilson, 1991).
Origin: 
The original Nguni sheep migrated to southern Africa with the Nguni people between 200 and 400 AD down the eastern coast to the area of their present distribution.
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