Breeding for silvercurls - Gotland Sheep Selection & Evaluation
Aim of class
This 1-day class gives students basic knowledge about the common evaluation system for selection of Gotland sheep in their country of origin, Sweden. Participants will learn more about selection tools used to gain quality and uniformity in color, curls, wool type and how to identify less desirable traits.
Useful information for anyone interested in the Gotland sheep, their history, wool and
selection made to gain progress in a breeding programme.
This is an interactive class, students will be given time to use some theory around
wool quality parameters in practice
History of the Gotland Sheep
Swedish Breed Standard
Basic Genetics & Genetic tools
Records - why keeping track of things is key
Wool quality - parameters and evaluation
Hands-on demonstration using pelts.
Body Conformation, Growth rate & other important traits.
Evaluation & Selection of lambs for breeding
Bring a note book
Drinks & snacks available during class for a small fee.