Sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name 'sheep' applies to many species in the genus Ovis, in everyday usage it almost always refers to Ovis aries. Numbering a little over one billion, domestic sheep are also the most numerous species of sheep. An adult female sheep is referred to as a ewe (/juː/), an intact male as a ram or occasionally a tup, a castrated male as a wether, and a younger sheep as a lamb.
This new set of two stamps issued on August 16, 2014 by the Post of the Republic of Moldova, dedicated to different breeds of sheep living in the country. The official FDC below (print run : 300 only) regarding this series. On these two stamps, designed by Oleg Cojocari, Karakul sheep (L 1.20) and Tsigai sheep (L 5.75) breeds are shown. Read more..
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