Ovine

Morphology

Weight
from 45 to 55 kg for females and from 60 to 70 kg for males
Height
from 50 to 65 cm for females and from 60 to 70 cm for males
Length

Classification

Family
Ovine
Ovis aries
 

DIET

Ewes and sheep mainly feed on grass, flowers and seeds.
 

REPRODUCTION - LIFESPAN

Castillon sheep reach their sexual maturity between 6 and 8 months.
The ewe gives birth to a lamb after a gestation period of 5 months.
Castillon sheep live for approximately ten years.
 

HABITAT - LIFESTYLE

It originates from the Castillon Valley, in Ariège, in the Haut-Couserans.
It is a hardy breed that is well adapted to mountains and transhumance. Castillon sheep are good walkers.
The Castillon sheep is a meat breed.
 

NUMBERS - DISTRIBUTION

In 1929, the number of Castillon ewes was estimated at 50,000. In 1969, there were only 19,000, 95 % of which in Ariège.