Garut : Indonesia | Apr 17, 2010 at 3:50 PM PDT
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The Garut Sheeps are sheep typical of Garut regency, West Java - Indonesia is known to have posture straight and strong horns. On the neck, fleece is left to grow long so that resembled a lion's mane. Usually prepared as a ram lamb in the traditional arts fights fighter sheep.

The Ram two-year-old adult can reach weights 90 kilograms, 81 centimeters long, 107 cm and chest circumference. While adult ewes weighing an average of 55 kg with a length of 60 cm and chest circumference 87 cm. An agile, ewes may give birth twice a year with two to four children per birth.

When observed, the distinctive shape of the horns of sheep arrowroot, unlike the other sheep. At least four horns of the hobbyist's favorite sheep, the form of "Gayor", "Golong Tambang", "Leang", and "Ggabendo". Naming it shows the difference in shape and direction to grow horns. So shiny black, breeders usually smeared on the horns of sheep hazelnut oil.

The uniqueness of arrowroot horn sheep can not be separated from their origins. Sheep arrowroot contemporary descendant of three species of sheep, namely Priangan local sheep, Merino sheep from Spain, and kaapstad sheep origin from Africa.

Merino sheep and into the realm kaapstad Priangan tea brought by businessman KF Holle, who had first menernakkan sheep in 1864. Not long ago, it imported sheep were spread among the hobbyist sheep, among other Legawa Suryakarta is a Garut Regent (1915-1929). The local sheep are crossed with imported sheep came from Cibuluh Kampong, Sukawargi Village, Cisurupan District.

Currently there are about 400,000 sheep arrowroot farmed in 18 sub-districts in Garut. These sheep are also bred the sheep hobbyist Priangan agile in the region, especially in Bandung and Bogor. In addition to dexterity, arrowroot sheep reared for their meat also

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arszwetta is based in Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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