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Dormer sheep are a cross between Dorset Horn rams and GermanrnMerino ewes (presently known as the South African Mutton Merino). They wererndeveloped through a series of extensive slaughter lamb experiments carried outrnat the Elsenburg Research Station of the Department of Agriculture since 1927rnover a period of more than ten years. The name Dormer is shortening of the namernDorset-Merino.

The main object with the development of the Dormer was tornbreed a mutton breed which could adapt to conditions in the winter rainfallrnarea of South Africa (cold and wet) and from which suitable rams could bernproduced for cross breeding purposes. The Dormer is well known for its highrnfertility, excellent mothering abilities, long breeding season and easyrnlambing.

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