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Also Known As: Tête rouge du Maine


The Rouge de l'Ouest is of theA large Rouge de l'Ouest sheep standing in the grass. same origin as the Bleu du Maine but with a distinctive pink face and legs. It is polled and used primarily for market lamb production.


The breed average fleece weight is 1.5-2 kilograms with a staple length of 4-5 cm and a spinning count of 58-60's.




British Sheep and Wool, British Wool Marketing Board, Oak Mills, Station Rd., Clayton, Bradford. 112 pp.


Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

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