The water supplied for these Awassi sheep (a Near Eastern fat-tailed type) is from a man-made trench lake.  The Awassi Sheep Breed is fat tail sheep, adapts well to the arid conditions of the Middle East Region, and do well with sparce vegetation. Awassi sheep are known for high milk production, and they adapt easily to management in confinement including machine milking. Breeding is seasonal usually starts early in summer season, peaking in July- Aug. The annual lambing rate is 80%, rarely having twins. Mature Awassi Rams weight 75- 100 kg, while mature females weight 45-65 kg. Males are horned while females usually are polled.  Their face and legs are brown, and their fleece is mostly carpet type, varying from brown to white. Sheep typically avoid standing in water to drink, as illustrated in this image.

Awassi sheep drinking from trench lake

Credit: Hassan Istaytiyyah

Digital Credit: Hassan Istaytiyyah

Publisher: None

Rights: Name must appear as a credit whenever the image is used -

Description: The water supplied for these Awassi sheep (a Near Eastern fat-tailed type) is from a man-made trench lake. The Awassi Sheep Breed is fat tail sheep, adapts well to the arid conditions of the Middle East Region, and do well with sparce vegetation. Awassi sheep are known for high milk production, and they adapt easily to management in confinement including machine milking. Breeding is seasonal usually starts early in summer season, peaking in July- Aug. The annual lambing rate is 80%, rarely having twins. Mature Awassi Rams weight 75- 100 kg, while mature females weight 45-65 kg. Males are horned while females usually are polled. Their face and legs are brown, and their fleece is mostly carpet type, varying from brown to white. Sheep typically avoid standing in water to drink, as illustrated in this image.

Image Resolution: 1024x768

File Size: 450839 bytes