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Ramnad White

by ruchita last modified Jul 03, 2014 03:35 PM

May 03, 2013

The Ramnad White is found in the Ramanathapuram district and adjoining areas of the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.

ramnad-white-maleThey are medium-sized animals, predominantly white; some animals have fawn or black markings over the body. The ears are medium-sized and directed outward and downward. Males have twisted horns and the females are polled. The tail is short and thin. Under farm conditions lambing percentage is about 73; litter size is single. Breeding is pure and rams are selected on the basis of size.  

According to the 18th Livestock Census of 2007, there are 1,536,659 Ramnad White sheep in the country. (Refer to the maps below)

Adulat MaleAdult Female
Average Body weight (kg) 32  23 
Average Body length (cm) 65  60 
Average Height at withers (cm) 73  67 
Average Chest girth (cm) 76  68 



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Photo Source: CSWRI, Avikanagar