Surely you have seen photos of these funny animals on the Internet. These are sheep of the Kuibyshev breed, cute fluffy animals, who willingly share their fur with people. Learn more from our review about this kind of sheep right now!
Beautiful breed, each member of which looks touchingly at a young age and impressively in the adult period of life. Kuibyshev sheep perfectly tolerate cold, heat, windy weather, but do not tolerate dampness, excessive moisture. A strong body constitution and a rather large head are recognizable features of the breed. Excellent resistance to heat and cold is another plus of these animals.
Kuibyshev breed belongs to the semi-fine-coil species, gives a lot of wool of excellent quality. It was the coarse and fine-wool ancestors of the Kuibyshev sheep that made it possible to obtain a wonderful specimen of a semi-fine-nested animal. Thus, the breeders managed to increase the wool and meat productivity of the offspring. The fleece of the Kuibyshev sheep can be staple, as well as staple-oblique. Wool fibers in length reach 15 centimeters.
The Kuibyshev breed was obtained by crossing Romney-marches and Cherkasy sheep. The name of the breed was given at the place of breeding - Kuibyshev region (Russia). Thanks to a very dense layer of wool and unpretentiousness in food, sheep have got accustomed to being perfectly accustomed both in their homeland and in other countries. Currently, the Kuibyshev breed is being bred and actively marketed in Tatarstan, Mordovia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and other countries.
The body is strong, squat, the body has the shape of a barrel and is slightly elongated, the neck is wide and short, as is the head. Features of the appearance of the Kuibyshev - is komolost. Both rams and sheep are born hornless and remain so for life. The withers of the Kuibyshev specimens are muscular and powerful, the femoral muscles are well developed. The weight of a ram can reach 110-150 kg, and sheep - up to 65-70 kg.
Fine wool is another reason to be proud of this breed. With good care, the animal literally shines, its coat shines and fits well, as if it were combed. The uniform structure of the wool and the tangled structure increase the value of the cut material. Each haircut is bright brings about 5 kg of wool, and rams - about 6 kg.
The diet of animals can not but rejoice, because they eat any grass, cereals, fresh and dry hay. Very fond of mineral dressing, wheat grass, turnips, sweet root vegetables. The basis of the winter ration is bright and sheep - hay, animal feed and clean water. The more balanced the nutrition of pets, the less often they get sick and the better their wool looks. These animals eat a lot, they love to eat well and run in the wild.
Seasoned farmers do not advise giving fine grain to a shaggy ward - animals can have nostrils clogged. The main thing that the diet was nutritious and regular. Unacceptable fasting of sheep and bright or feeding overdue compound feed, affected by mold or dampened during storage.
The fecundity of animals - about 130%, almost immediately after birth, lambs look funny, very good looking. Quickly gaining weight, in half a year already 65 kilograms can weigh. Due to precocity, the breed quickly pays for feed costs. The period of lambing is the middle and the end of spring. Insemination is carried out in the fall, but it is better to avoid the birth of young stock in the winter time, because animals will get sick more often.
Now let's talk about how to properly contain the breed and whether there are any secrets of content. A sheepdog can be cramped, but never cold and damp. The cold of the herd tolerates well, if in the pen, where they spend most of the daytime, it will be warm and dry. Room humidity is the main enemy of sheep wool quality and a concomitant factor for infections.
Raw wool will accelerate the appearance of ticks and colds in sheep. The best fattening and weight gain in sheep will occur at a temperature of 6 to 12 degrees Celsius. The best product for weight gain is barley. The room should be ventilated and cleaned constantly, otherwise infections and persistent unpleasant odor, which in a sheep is so strong in itself, are inevitable.