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PURE-BRED FACTS & FIGURES

Mature weights and lambing performance
Breed weight (average of mature rams & ewes)
100kg
Average performance of mature ewes in recorded flocks
Bodyweight at tupping
92.1kg
Number of lambs born per ewe lambed
1.76

Pure-bred lamb bodyweights at 8 weeks
Singles
Twins
M
F
M
F
26.3kg
24.5kg
20.0kg
18.6kg

Pure-bred wool characteristics
Fineness (Bradford Count)
Average Fleece Weight
Average Length of Staple
54-56
3.5-4.5kg
10-13cm

Oxford Down ram lamb
(Photo courtesy of J W Hook)

Oxford Down ewe lamb
(Photo courtesy of A J Hopkins)