Damaras are a low maintenance breed of sheep requiring little husbandry. They do not need to be shorn or crutched. Their winter coat is shed in summer.
They have a high tolerance to most sheep diseases and to internal parasites.
They do not need to have their tails docked and in fact should not have their tails docked as excess fat is stored in their tails - this is then used during the summer months. Their tails act like a ‘camels hump’.
They can tolerate a great deal of stress and have been known to survive for up to 3 days without water.
The lambs are born running, and are almost impossible to catch after only an hour after birth.