Sexual activity increases with elevated levels of testosterone during puberty Thwaites, ; Orgeur and Signoret, Second, they are highly variable in appearance. Sexual differentiation of the neuroendocrine control of gonadotrophin secretion: concepts derived from sheep models. Sheep usually have short tails. The Awassi flocks of the Bedouin of Iraq are required to obtain their sustenance by foraging over vast distances.
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In improved Awassi, weights of dairy ewes range from 60 to 70 kg while that of rams may exceed kg. Although respiration rate cannot be used as the sole criterion in estimating heat resistance in sheep, a breed with a lower respiration rate is generally better adapted to a hot climate than sheep prone to panting, for panting on hot days suggests an insufficiency of other cooling mechanisms. Ewes are gregarious by nature and flock together for grazing, protection, and rearing of young lambs. Wool The fiber that most sheep grow is called wool.
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In the large majority, the wool later disappears on the throat, and in many animals the neck also becomes short-haired, except for its top ridge. In fleeces of Syrian Awassi rams and ewes, Erokhin recorded the following fibre diameters: heterotype Sexual behaviour of rams: male orientation and its endocrine correlates.