Ram 220-250 lb.
Ewe 170-200 lb.
The Dorper breed was developed in the early 1940's in South Africa from
crossing Blackhead Persian and Dorset Horn breeds. Their color is solid white
or white with black heads. Dorpers are highly fertile and have an extended
breeding season. Ewes are docile with good mothering ability. They are hardy
and adaptable to hot, dry, humid and cold climatic conditions. Dorpers have a
mixture of hair and wool, but do not require shearing. They are non-selective
grazers and perform well under both extensive and intensive production
systems. Dorper lambs have rapid growth, early maturity and yield muscular
high quality carcasses.