Dorper

noun Dor·per \ˈdȯrpər\

Definition of Dorper

  1. 1 :  a breed of mutton-type sheep with white body and black face and a pelt of mingled wool and hair developed in South Africa by crossing the blackhead Persian and the Dorset Horn breeds

  2. 2 or dorper plural Dorpers or dorpers :  any sheep of the Dorper breed

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Origin and Etymology of dorper

Dorset Horn + Persian (sheep)


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