- General and History
- Breeding aims
- Non-Governmental organisations
DescriptionAnimals are rather small. They are especially fine-boned with fine, long woolless heads. The rams carry horns in the form of strong rolls; ewes have fine sickles with approx. 50% of the females being horned. Breeding focuses on the production of medium to coarse wool. It is mainly white but ban also be brown or silver-grey or dotted.
General and HistoryBündner Oberland developed from local types of the breeds Vrin, Medels, Somvitg and Tavetsch. The ancestor of this nearly extinct breed is the Stone Age Torf. Breeding effort by Pro Specie Rara.
Animals bear strong resemblance to wild sheep because of their rather shy and alert behavior with pronounced instincts. They are vital and well adapted to rough climates. Its fertility makes up for the low weihght and the low fattening potential.
UtilizationAnimals are mainly kept as hobby, mostly for mutton production and landscape management. The meat is of excellent quality for own consumption or direct marketing.
Breeding aimsBreeding aims are resitance aginst diseases, longevity and safety in difficult terrain, health, good fertility and raring characteristics as well as lean meat.
PerformanceWithers height: 70-75cm (m), 65-70cm (w)
Body weight: 60-85kg (m), 40-60kg (w)
Lambing percentage: 130%
LiteratureProSpecieRara: Nutztierkompass, Basel, 2012 (https://www.prospecierara.ch/de/shop/article/nutztierkompass)
Schafrassen in den Alpen, Antje Feldmann, Ursula Bietzker, Dr. Christian Mendel, Gesellschaft zur Erhaltung alter und gefährdeter Haustierrassen e.V. - GEH.
Non-Governmental organisationsVerein zur Erhaltung des Bündner Oberländer Schafes, Präsident, Ernst Oertle, Allenwilstr. 28, CH-8494 Bauma, Tel. +41 (0)52 386 13 11, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bo-schaf.ch
ProSpecieRara, Unter Brüglingen 6, 4052 Basel, Telefon +41 (0) 61 545 99 11, www.prospecierara.ch