The Bibrik sheep is a breed of domestic sheep which was originated from Pakistan. It is a fat-tailed breed and raised mainly for meat production. Today the breed is found mainly in the parts of Sibi and Loralai districts in Baluchistan Province of Pakistan.
Today the breed is found mainly in these region and raised primarily for meat production. Read some more information about this sheep breed below.
Bibrik Sheep Characteristics
The Bibrik sheep are medium sized animals. They are mainly white in body coloration with a black or brown head. Both rams and ewes are generally horned, and the rams have pretty large and curved horns. The rams generally weight around 2.8 kg at births, and the ewes around 2.4 kg.
Average body height of the mature ewes is around 19 inches at the withers, and around 25 inches for the rams. Average live body weight of the mature Bibrik rams is around 37 kg. And average live body weight of the mature ewes is around 31 kg. Photo and info from ansi.okstate.edu and Wikipedia.
The Bibrik sheep is a meat sheep breed. It is raised mainly for meat production.
The Bibrik sheep are strong animals. They are well adapted to their local climates and generally do well there. Today the breed is raised mainly for meat production, but is also pretty good for producing wool. Their wool is course with a yield of 1.7 kg with an average fiber diameter of 41.5 micrometers.
The Bibrik ewes generally give birth to one lamb and produce enough milk for their lambs. The ewes generally produce around 40 kg of milk per lactation, and they usually lactate for about 100 days. Their milk is of pretty good quality containing around 6.5 percent of fat. However, review full breed profile of the Bibrik sheep in the following chart.
Bibrik Sheep | Breed Profile
|Breed Purpose||Mainly meat|
|Special Notes||Well adapted to local climates, very hardy animals, fat-tailed breed, today raised mainly for meat production, but also pretty good for wool production with an average yield of 1.7 kg, 41.5 micrometers fiber diameter, the ewes generally give birth to one lamb per lambing, they produce enough milk for their lambs, good quality meat and milk|
|Weight||Mature ram’s average body weight is around 37 kg, and the mature ewe’s average live body weight is around 31 kg.|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Color||White with black or brown head|
|Country/Place of Origin||Pakistan|