Sheep

Dimensioned drawing comparing an average sheep to a human

Sheep are stocky ruminant mammals of the Ovis genus. Sheep are known for their undercoats of fine wool which has led to them being domesticated for their fleeces. Sheep are seen as fundamental farming animals throughout the world and have a core livestock for many civilizations. A male sheep is referred to as a ram while a female is known as an ewe. An average sheep measures 3’ | 91 cm average to its shoulders, 3’10” | 117 cm standing, and is about 4’2” | 127 cm in length.

Illustrations of a sheep from the side, front, and laying down

Sheep are stocky ruminant mammals of the Ovis genus. Sheep are known for their undercoats of fine wool which has led to them being domesticated for their fleeces. Sheep are seen as fundamental farming animals throughout the world and have a core livestock for many civilizations. A male sheep is referred to as a ram while a female is known as an ewe. An average sheep measures 3’ | 91 cm average to its shoulders, 3’10” | 117 cm standing, and is about 4’2” | 127 cm in length.

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Height (Overall): 3’10” | 117 cm
Height (Shoulder): 3’ | 91 cm average
Length: 4’2” | 127 cm
Weight: 80-400 lbs | 35-180 kg
Lifespan: 10-12 years
Uses: Wool fleece, meat, milk

Drawings include:
Sheep side elevation (standing), front, side (laying down)

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