AMERICAN DORPER SHEEP BREEDERS' SOCIETY (ADSBS) MEMBER - CRANE CREEK DORPERS AND WHITE DORPERS

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Origin of the Dorper Sheep

In 1946 a breed project was finalized at the Grootfontein College of Agriculture in South Africa to develop a new breed from the Dorset Horn and the Blackhead Persian. The breed proved so successful that the South African Dorper Sheep Breeders' Society was formed in 1950. The Dorper sheep is now the second most numerous sheep breed in South Africa because of its ability to produce a high quality carcass under both intensive and extensive conditions. The sheep have spread to Zimbabwe, Kenya, Botswana, and Saudi Arabia and, in 1995, to the United States.

Dorper Traits

Dorpers on the Internet

Contact Information

Crane Creek Dorpers and White Dorpers
S. A. Mitcham
3061 160th Street
Sumner
IOWA 50674
563-578-5665 (Telephone)
563-578-8193 (Fax)
sam@netins.net
www.netins.net/showcase/sam/ccd.htm
Designed by SA Mitcham/updated May 2001