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Katahdin Sheep

Scientific name: Ovis aries

Country / Place of origin: United States

History: The Katahdin Sheep is a newly developed, wool-less, easy care, breed used for meat production. Katahdin sheep originated in 1957 at the Piel Farm in north central Maine, USA. It was here that three "African Hair Sheep" were imported from St. Croix, Virgin Islands. The imported sheep were crossbred with various other breeds, and lambs were selected based on hair coat, meat-type conformation, high fertility and flocking instinct. Eventually, a high-quality meat sheep that did not require shearing was created, and in 1985, Katahdin Hair Sheep International (KHSI) was incorporated as a breeders' association.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
great mothering instincts, Parasite resistant, Hardy sheep, Mutiple colors, fast growing lamb, muscular
Interesting:
hair breed, easy keepers, long productive life, good mothers, field lambers, limited acreage
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.9 (18)
PFeenstra
Amazing and loving sheep. We have a pure-bred Katahdi...
Review by: PFeenstra (4) May 07, 2014 10:42
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
BaaRamEweSheep
Katahdin sheep are a great breed for a hobby farmer w...
Review by: BaaRamEweSheep (3) May 03, 2013 09:01
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Chickie74
Buy your stock from a reputable breeder, as with ever...
Review by: Chickie74 (3) December 10, 2012 14:30
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 comment
Sue Traglia
My partner breeds and raises both Kats and Dorpers. ...
Review by: Sue Traglia (3) updated September 10, 2012 20:51
  • Currently 100
5.00
mark burgess
A wonderful breed easy to care for, they are good...
Review by: mark burgess (0) updated August 13, 2012 13:00
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Care / Feeding (4 videos)
03:29
Grass Fed Katahdin Sheep
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5.0 (1)
139 Views        Comments
    
02:20
Condition Scoring Sheep with Adam Henson
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5.0 (1)
100 Views        Comments
    
00:57
Kathadins and Alfalfa
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4.0 (1)
153 Views        Comments
    
Learn About (2 videos)
00:48
Katahdins lambs, minutes old
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5.0 (1)
82 Views        Comments
    
00:40
Katahdin lambs newborn
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5.0 (1)
61 Views        Comments
    

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