Story: Sheep farming

A fertile Perendale

A fertile Perendale

The Perendale was bred by crossing the Romney and the Cheviot. It is hardier and more fertile than the Romney. This Perendale ewe is successfully rearing five lambs. It is not uncommon for ewes in commercial flocks to bear and raise twins – but having quins is exceptional.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 26 October 2004, p. 1
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - New Zealand sheep breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16648/a-fertile-perendale (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 3 Mar 2015