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Sheep 101: Sheep terms adult female sheep


Domestic sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. An adult female sheep is referred to as a ewe (/juː/), an intact male as a ram or occasionally a tup, a castrated male as a wether, and a younger .

A female sheep is called a ewe. Yoe is a slang term for ewe. A young female is called a ewe lamb. The process of giving birth to lambs is called.

Ram power: Rams are adult male sheep used for breeding and for wool Wethers are used for wool production. Ewes are mature adult female sheep. Ewes are.