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The cute face of the Drysdale Sheep is one of over 600,000 found throughout New Zealand.

At the Agrodome in Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand you will find shows and exhibits of this unique animal known as the Drysdale Sheep. The Drysdale sheep is a genetic mix-up which came about by breeding a Romney sheep with a Cheviot.

The Drysdale has a specific type of wool that is used for carpets and there was a huge demand in the early 1960's from businesses that made the numbers of this breed of sheep increase dramatically. The Drysdale Sheep needs to be sheared twice a year and they are excellent candidates for their meat and the hard-fibre wool that they grow.

The Drysdale has a cute white face surrounded by a massive body of wool and grows to be between 55-70 kilograms. Both the rams and ewes produce horns with the difference being that the male has large twisted horns and the females are very small.

The Agrodome in Rotorua in New Zealand is a great place to see and touch a Drysdale and many other breeds of sheep. ... continue below the picture...


Drysdale Sheep

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Drysdale Sheep
Photo of a Drysdale Sheep at the Agrodome in Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand.

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... There are sheep competitions held here as well as sheep shearing demonstrations.

Drysdale Breed of Sheep, Male, at the Agrodome in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 400, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.

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Drysdale Sheep
The cute face of the Drysdale Sheep is one of over 600,000 found throughout New Zealand.
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Rolf Hicker
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nzk3s10998 - Drysdale Sheep

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