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Landais lamb

Landais lamb

1 Kilogram

The Landais is one of the oldest French sheep breeds. For centuries, these hardy animals were an important economic resource for the Landes department of Southwest France, providing wool and meat, while fertilizing crops grown on typically poor-quality, sandy soil. However, in the 20th century, the logging industry took over much of the moorland where they used to graze, leading to the breed nearly dying out in the 1970s. Since then, Landais sheep have become popular again, largely thanks to the Conservatoire des Races d'Aquitaine, an association working with farmers to protect local breeds.


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  • Morphology

    Landais sheep are rather small with slender legs because they are good walkers. Their wool is thick, dense and rich and comes in various colours, most often white, grey, black and brown. The head and the legs are also coloured and spotted.

  • Did you know ?

    The breed has been saved since 1975 thanks to three strains kept by breeders in the Landes de Gascogne regional park. Today, about 20 breeders in the Landes and Gironde areas produce high-quality Landais lambs for local buyers.

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