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Sheep 101

Did you know?

--A male sheep is called a ram.

--A female sheep is called a ewe.

--A baby sheep is called a lamb.

--Sheep live in groups called flocks.

Most lambs are born in the spring. Mother ewes can give birth to one, two or three lambs--and sometimes even four or five! Lambs stay with their mother until they are five months old and are considered full grown at about 6 months old. Lamb is the name for sheep less than 1 year old.

Sheep make a bleating sound. A baby lamb can identify its mother by her bleat.

There are 914 different breeds of sheep in the world.

In the United States, there are 35 different breeds of sheep. The most popular breeds are Rambouillet, Columbia, Suffolk, and Hampshire.

Date: 2/25/2013



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