There are no other names for a baby lamb because baby sheep are called lambs. A lamb is a young sheep that is less than 14-months-old, so newborn sheep are called lambs.Know More
There are other names for sheep as they age. After 14 months of age, a lamb is called a sheep or an ewe (female sheep), ram (male sheep) or wether (castrated male sheep).
Sheep are very intelligent creatures and can recognize up to 50 different sheep faces as well as remember them for two whole years. They can also recognize human faces. Sheep are primarily heterosexual, but 8 percent of male sheep are homosexual.
Sheep can be found throughout many different countries, and in New Zealand, there are 34.2 million sheep, or seven sheep for every human being. Sheep are often compared to goats; however, goats have 60 chromosomes and sheep have 54 chromosomes. They are different species.
Sheep are used for their wool and for their cheese-making abilities. As far back as 10,000 B.C., sheep have also provided wool for humans. The Romans used wool cloth, and it was an important stable in Britain as early as 55 B.C. Sheep's milk is used for its extra nutritional value and is often made into cheese. It has higher levels of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E and calcium than cow milk and can be used to make several different kinds of creamy cheese, including French Roquefort, Italian milk ricotta, Italian Pecorino Romano, Spanish Manchego and Greek feta.Learn More
Horses sweat through pores all over their bodies, similarly to humans. Unlike humans, horse sweat contains the protein latherin, which helps spread the sweat over the horse's body for faster evaporation. This protein gives horse sweat a soapy feeling similar to laundry detergent.Full Answer >
An adult female horse is called a mare. Female horses under 4 years old are called fillies. In the context of breeding, a mare is referred to as the dam. Mares kept for breeding are typically called broodmares.Full Answer >
A cow consumes between 5 to 7 gallons of water per day when the temperature is 50 degrees F and up to 24 gallons when the temperature is 95 degrees F. The amount of water a cow requires increases by one quart for every degree over 50 degrees F.Full Answer >
In addition to grass, cows eat grains, such as corn, and harvested forages, such as alfalfa and grass hay. This applies to cows in a cattle farming facility. Generally, cows prefer to eat vegetative gras, as their digestive system is more suited for grass compared to grains.Full Answer >