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Anonym fragte in Science & MathematicsZoology · vor 1 Jahrzehnt

What are sheep like?

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  • Anonym
    vor 1 Jahrzehnt
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    woolley

  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    Do you mean, describe what a sheep looks like, or what animal or thing does a sheep resemble?

    Well sheep are like fluffy medium sized animals with four legs.

    Sheep are domesticated, there wool is sheared off blah blah blah.

    Sheep really do resemble fluffy white dogs, or clouds.

    I tried to answer this the best I could, unfortunately your question was a bit vague.x

  • Anonym
    vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    STUPID,much like the general public

  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    Grazing tampons.

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    sheep are like big fluffy hamsters that go "BAA"

  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    Ask the welsh

  • Anonym
    vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    Umm sheep look like fluffy clouds with a head and limbs...they go baaa.

    Thats all I know but heres what my computer knows....Sheep are prey animals with a strong gregarious instinct, and a majority of sheep behaviors can be defined in these terms. The dominance hierarchy of Ovis aries and its natural inclination to follow a leader to new pastures were the pivotal factors in it being one of the first domesticated livestock species. All sheep have a tendency to congregate close to other members of a flock, although this behavior varies with breed. Farmers exploit this behavior to keep sheep together on unfenced pastures and to move them more easily. Shepherds may also use sheepdogs in this effort, whose highly bred herding ability can assist in moving flocks. Sheep are also extremely food-oriented, and association of humans with regular feeding often results in sheep soliciting people for food. Those who are moving sheep may exploit this behavior by leading sheep with buckets of feed, rather than forcing their movements with herding.

    In regions where sheep have no natural predators, none of the native breeds of sheep exhibit a strong flocking behavior. Sheep can also become hefted to one particular local pasture (heft) so they do not roam freely in unfenced landscapes. Ewes teach the heft to their lambs, and if whole flocks are culled it must be retaught to the replacement animals.

    Flock dynamics in sheep are as a rule only exhibited in a group of four or more sheep. Fewer sheep may not react as normally expected when alone or with few other sheep. For sheep, the primary defense mechanism is simply to flee from danger when their flight zone is crossed. Secondly, cornered sheep may charge or threaten to do so through hoof stamping and aggressive posture. This is particularly true for ewes with newborn lambs.

    In displaying flocking, sheep have a strong lead-follow tendency, and a leader often as not is simply the first sheep to move. However, sheep do establish a pecking order through physical displays of dominance. Dominant animals are inclined to be more aggressive with other sheep, and usually feed first at troughs. Primarily among rams, horn size is a factor in the flock hierarchy. Rams with different size horns may be less inclined to fight to establish pecking order, while rams with similarly sized horns are more so.

    Sheep become highly stressed when separated from their flock members. Sheep can recognize individual human and ovine faces, and remember them for years.Relationships in flocks tend to be closest among related sheep: in mixed-breed flocks same-breed subgroups tend to form, and a ewe and her direct descendants often move as a unit within large flocks.

    Sheep are frequently thought of as extremely stupid animals. A sheep's herd mentality and quickness to flee and panic in the face of stress often make shepherding a difficult endeavor for the uninitiated. Despite these perceptions, a University of Illinois monograph on sheep found them to be just below pigs and on par with cattle in IQ, and some sheep have shown problem-solving abilities; a flock in Yorkshire, England found a way to get over cattle grids by rolling on their backs. In addition to long-term facial recognition of individuals, sheep can also differentiate emotional states through facial characteristics. If worked with patiently, sheep may learn their names, and many sheep are trained to be led by halter for showing and other purposes. Sheep have also responded well to clicker training. Very rarely, sheep are used as pack animals. Tibetan nomads distribute baggage equally throughout a flock as it is herded between living sites.

    Quelle(n): ps.here is the website......http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep#Behavior_and_in... sorri for the really long answer...i just felt like putting on a long answer today. :\
  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    fluffy and wooly. and make a BAA sound. XD

  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    theyre like goats with afro's!

    what a strange question!

  • Anonym
    vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    They have an agreeable temperament.

  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    stuborn little grass eaters, which dont like having theree hair cut who say " MAAHAHHAAAQA"

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