Canadian ArcottThe Canadian is selected for:
- Growth rate
- Carcass quality
- Lamb vigor
The Canadian is a composite breed, based on: Ile de France, Suffolk and Leicester. The original flock was established by hysterectomy in 1980 at the Animal Research Centre in Ottawa. Canadians are large, well-muscled sheep generally with a white or beige face and legs. The wool is relatively fine for a terminal sire & should have no colored fibers. The face often has a small amount of wool on the forehead and the ears are large and held horizontally.
Average prolificacy: 200%
Average weight gains: 0.45 – 0.60 kg/day (1 – 1.30 lb)
Mature weight of ewes: 90 - 100 kgs (200 - 220 lbs)
Mature weight of rams: 120 - 140 kgs (260 - 310 lbs)
These sheep have been selected for carcass quality.
They demonstrate better than average muscling with acceptable to ideal finish.
They are very hardy and lambs show great survivability.