The Dorper is a fast growing meat producing sheep.
The Dorper and White Dorper were bred by crossing a Dorset Horn Ram and a Blackhead Persian ewe and a strict selection of the desired type of new breed was established.
Inherent characteristics of the breed such as rapid growth, good musling and an ability to produce low fat scores make it an ideal Prime Lamb with great taste.
Dorper sheep are non-selective grazers and adapt well to Australian conditions.
Dorper lambs grow rapidly on the abundant supply of milk from their mothers and their ability to graze at an early age. As the lambs show good maturity at 4-6 months of age this ensures tenderness and a superior flavor.
Dorpers are know to have extended breeding seasons, with the possibility of multiple births, so three lambing in two years is very possible. With the high conversion rate of there food intact it is some times nescerry to keep the ewe in lamb to she does not get to fat.