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Dorpers can calve down as many as quadruplets.

Updated on August 12, 2016

Dorper.

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Open fields.

Your animals will do well if there is a large roaming space available to them.
Your animals will do well if there is a large roaming space available to them. | Source

Dorpers are as a result of crossbreed of Dorper Horn and Blackhead Persian.

Dorpers are as a result of crossbreed of Dorper Horn and Blackhead Persian done in South Africa. They calve twice per year delivering twins, triplets and even at times quadruplets meaning that your flock can easily get out of hand, especially if you don’t sell out some of the lambs. The Dorper is mainly crossbred with indigenous breeds to give a more disease resistance product which is fast in weight gaining. Apart from selling lambs a farmer can also earn from sale of rams to fellow farmers, although they should source for an abattoir to serve as their main market. They are best grazed in free range subdivide into paddocks but a farmer has to buy fodder to subsidize the range vegetation especially in periods of drought. To ensure good health for your flock, frequent spraying and deworming as well as feeding them with mineral substances is required. To minimize the negative effects of inbreeding, a farmer should introduce fresh rams into their flock constantly. During periods when a farmer is forced to buy fodder they find themselves using a lot of money in this, otherwise this sort of farming is easier and cheaper than cattle rearing.

Grassland.

A good environment to keep dorpers.
A good environment to keep dorpers. | Source

Borrego Dorper

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Balance in steep environment.

They have no problem in scaling steep landscapes.
They have no problem in scaling steep landscapes. | Source

Dorper ram dorper lambs.

Do you rear Dorpers?

Are you one of lucky ones whose rams frequently calve in quadruples?

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Origin of Dorper crossbreed.

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