Valais blacknose sheep – Карельский зоопарк

Valais blacknose sheep

Class: Mammals

Order: Even-toed Ungulates

Family: Bovidae

Weight: 70 to 130 kg

Height: 75-80 cm

Body Length: 60-110 cm

Color: White coat with black nose, ears, and legs.

Age of Sexual Maturity: 7-9 months

Gestation Period: About 5 months

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Habitat: The territory of the Swiss canton of Valais (or Wallis).

Diet: Herbivorous diet

Did You Know?

  • Valais Blacknose sheep are hardy, resilient, and have a strong immune system and well-developed maternal instincts.
  • One of the drawbacks of the breed is the low fertility rate of ewes. They give birth to 1 lamb per year.