About Bizet Sheep
Bizet [bi.ze] sheep originating in France. They were
developed between 1830 and 1900 by first crossing Caussenards sheep with
Southdown and Dishley English sheep. In 1905, steps were taken to start
standardizing the breed. In 1952, Bizet were introduced on the Kerguelen
archipelago, where they are raised for food for the scientific station there.
They grow wool but they are primarily raised for
meat. The rams have horns and ewes are polled (hornless). At maturity, rams
grow to 80 cm (31 in) and ewes 75 cm (30 in) at the withers. On average, rams
weigh 90 kg (200 lb) and ewes 55 kg (121 lb). Ewes can lamb up to three times
in two years.