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by ruchita last modified Jul 03, 2014 04:23 PM

May 03, 2013

The Kenguri breed, also known as Tenguri is native to the hilly tracts of the Koppal and Raichurs district in Karnataka.

The sheep are large in size and have a body coat which is dark brown or coconut coloured. In most cases there is a white spot on the forehead and sometimes on the legs or other body parts. Males are horned while the females are generally polled. Most of the flocks are purebred. Kenguri rams are selected on the basis of body size and conformation.  September to November is the main lambing season. The lambing rate is about 82% with an average lambing interval of 14 months. Litter size is single with rare cases of twinning. Kenguri sheep are primarily reared for meat. 

In addition, there is some income from milk and dung. According to the 18th Livestock Census of 2007 there are 438,581 Kenguri sheep in the country. (Refer to maps below)

Adult MaleAdult Female
Average Body weight (kg) 53  36 
Average Body length (cm) 75  67 
Average Height at withers (cm) 82  73 
Average Chest girth (cm) 89  78 




Text Source: NBAGR

Photo Source: CSWRI, Avikanagar