Dorpers

Ewes Heads UpThe Dorper sheep was developed in the 1930’s in South Africa by the Department of Agriculture by crossing with a Dorset Horned ram and Blackhead Persian.

Blackhead Persian was selected as the mother breed given the exceptional performance under harsh environmental conditions.

 

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The Dorset Horn was selected because it offered a longer breeding season in comparison to other British sheep breeds.

Research on the Dorper continued and in 1950, the Dorper Breeders Society was formed by 28 farmers and 11 officials.

A score card was developed with the following traits in order of importance:

dorper-importance

Mission Statement: To learn, understand, and promote the Dorper breed based on the standards of excellence established by the South African Dorper Breeders Society. 

Goal: To become one of the foremost Dorper breeders in North America.

Associations:

Dooglynn Dorpers & Borders is registered with the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation(CLRC). Progeny sold as full bloods are registered with the CLRC, identified by the pre-fix Dooglynn on the pedigree and the tattoo DO.  We are members of the Alberta Sheep Breeders Association, Canadian Dorper Sheep Association, and the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation.

Services:

  1. Sale of full blood and commercial breeding Rams & Ewes
  2. Finished Lambs, processed & inspected
  3. Hay For Sale: Alfalfa/Meadow Brome/ Timothy (stored in shed)