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The Dala-fur sheep

The sheep is quite a small breed. Generally, only the rams have horns. The Dala-fur sheep is mainly white. Dark lambs are occasionally born, but the coat fades over time. 

 

 

Weight: 35-50 kg

The Dala-fur sheep got its name from the fact that its pelts are used for the furs in most of the parish costumes around Lake Siljan.The Dala-fur sheep has a long coat that can be wavy or straight. Some are born with long wool ending in a beautiful corkscrew-curl. Over the ages it has retained the special qualities of native sheep breeds, such as good health and hardiness. Like all sheep, it has a strong flock instinct, and the herd is always led by an experienced ewe.