Bovidae

Morphology

Weight
from 55 to 65 kg for ewes and approx. 90 kg for sheep

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Family
Bovidae
Ovis aries


Habitat

Restricted for a long time to the Catalan Salanque, between Narbonne and Perpignan and to the Languedoc coastline as far as the Gard Camargue, now the flocks are concentrated in the Mediterranean hinterland, mainly in Cévennes and the Causse du Larzac, but also in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees.
 

DIET

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

Reproduction - LIFESPAN

Lifespan : about ten years
Sexual maturity : 6 to 8 months
Gestation : 5 months.
 

DID YOU KNOW ?

It is also called ‘barbarine’.
In addition the Rouge du Roussillon is excellent for dairy.