Karakul Sheep

Karakul Sheep
Basics & a few Scholarly Papers

This one page Karakul Standard-Basic Points is great for sheep judges and anyone looking for a quick study of Karakul sheep. (Updated August 2019)
Basic recommendations for show ring presentations are in NOTES ON SHOWING at the bottom of the document.

Click here for the full Karakul Breed Standard, or you can access it on the Registry page.

Dr. Maurice Shelton, research geneticist emeritus at AgriLife Research, San Angelo, Texas, studied Karakuls at that location for a number of years. The two white papers were in the exhibitors’ document packet for the 1993 Karakul Gathering in Estes Park, Colorado. Dr. Shelton presented his research for breeders at that event. The 1989 and 1993 articles have the same name but were published for different reasons; therefore, the wording and content are slightly different, and topic order is changed in the papers.

1989 Unique Features of Fat-tail Sheep, Shelton, Maurice, in Colored Sheep and Wool, Exploring their Beauty and Function

1990 Karakul Sheep, Shelton, Maurice, white paper

1993 Unique Features of Fat-tail Sheep, Shelton, Maurice, white paper


Karakul – American Sheep written by The Livestock Conservancy

.DeVlieg black lamb

Page last updated August 2019

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