Dorper is a South African breed of domestic sheep developed by crossing the Dorset Horn and the Blackhead Persian sheep.

Dorper Sheep

 

Dorper is a South African breed of domestic sheep developed by crossing the Dorset Horn and the Blackhead Persian sheep.
Fast-growing meat-producing sheep.Easy-care animal. It is now the second most popular breed in that country. Well adapted to survive and it has high fertility and maternal instinct, combined with high growth rates and hardiness.

 

Dorper sheep  Prices:

  • Dorper R900 – R1300 Each  6 – 13 Months, Weight 40kg – 75kg
  • Dairy Goat R1200 Each
  • Pregnant Goat R1400 Each
  • Young Goats R600 Each 3 – 4 months

 

Dorper sheep for sale

Dorper is one of the only sheep breeds that are polyoestrus. This means that they are capable of producing young 3 times in 2 years, as opposed to most other breeds that will produce young once per year, usually in late winter/early spring.
Prone to producing twins, they are very protective mothers, and if in good condition, they will successfully rear twins with ease. Triplets have also been born from Dorpers, but due to having only two teats, it is rare that the third triplet will thrive.

 

Dorper sheep characteristics

  • Resistance against cold, wind, rain also high temperatures
  • Easy to care for without shearing problems
  • Suitable for intensive feeding
  • High fertility rates
  • Thick skin
  • Strong broad neck
  • The upper jaw and lower teeth must be correctly aligned

 

Dorper sheep Weight

  • Average Weight
  • Ram 102 kg – 124 kg
  • Ewe 72 kg – 99 kg

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