Canadian are a
Terminal Breed of Sheep

The Canadian is selected for:
• growth rate •
carcass quality • fertility • lamb vigor

Canadian's are based on 3 main breeds: Ile de France, Suffolk and Leicester. The original flock was established by hysterectomy in 1980 at the Animal Research Centre in Ottawa. Canadians are large, well-muscled sheep generally with a white or beige face and legs. The wool is relatively fine for a terminal sire & should have no colored fibres. The face often has a small amount of wool on the forehead and the ears are large and held horizontally.

Average lambing percentage: 180%
Average weight gains: 0.45 kg/day
(1 lb)
Mature weight of ewes: 90 kgs
(200 lbs)
Mature weight of rams: 125 kgs
(275 lbs)

These sheep have been selected for carcass quality, and demonstrate better than average muscling with acceptable to ideal finish. They are very hardy and lambs show great survivability.


9 MONTH OLD CANADIAN RAM LAMB


MATURE CANADIAN RAMS

CURTLY - OUR CANADIAN FLOCK SIRE

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