The Coburg chestnut sheep
The Coburg chestnut sheep was acutely threatened with extinction in the 20th century, and even today the population is still very depleted.
The colour of the Coburg chestnut sheep
The coat of the Coburg chestnut sheep has a golden yellow to reddish brown colour and is very special due to its colouring. It is not for nothing that it is also called "golden fleece". In order to achieve a constant colour result, we blend the wool in a special process.
The wool of the Coburg chestnut sheep
The wool of the Coburg chestnut sheep has a medium fineness. It is best suited for hand spinning, weaving and felting. The fleece has a distinct sheen and the colour ranges from golden yellow to reddish brown. That is why the wool of the Coburger Fuchsschaf is also called "golden fleece".
The home of the Coburg chestnut sheep
The Coburg chestnut sheep is a very old breed of sheep that was mainly found in the barren low mountain ranges of Europe. This was also the case at the beginning of the 20th century in the province of Coburg, from where this sheep breed got its final name.
The physical characteristics of the Coburg chestnut sheep
The Coburger Fuchsschaf is a medium-sized sheep. The head of the Coburger Fuchsschaf is hornless and has a typical shape for a land sheep. The head is brown coloured and unintentional up to behind the ears. The slightly hanging ears frame the sheep's head. A special feature of the Coburg chestnut sheep is the golden yellow to reddish brown colour, which is known as the "golden fleece". The lambs are born reddish brown and lighten with age. Males weigh around 85-105kg and females 60-85kg. Shearing of the sheep takes place twice a year.