The Rambouillet is also known as the Rambouillet Merino or the French Merino.
The development of the Rambouillet breed started in 1786 when the French government either purchased or Louis XVI received a gift of over three hundred Spanish Merinos (318 ewes, 41 rams, 7 wethers) from Lousi XVI cousin, the King of Spain. The flock was subsequently developed on an experimental royal farm at a place known as Rambouillet, not far from Paris. The flock was cultivated by the government with no sheep being sold for many years.
The breed is well known for its wool, but also for its meat, both lamb and mutton. It has been described as a dual-purpose breed, with superior wool and near-mutton breed characteristics. In India
|SIZE||RAMS (Male)||EVES (Female)|
|Body Weight||90 kg||65 kg|
|Body Length||70 cm||50 cm|
- Adaptable to all types of climates from hot tropical to cold climates
- Fast growth and excellent feed conversion ratio
- High twinning percentage
- Produces very good crossbreds with local goats