Himalayan Blue sheep, known as Naur and Jharal in Nepali and Hindi respectively. It is a high mountain sheep, survives above 3500 meters to 6000 meters. It has short and dense hair and some distinctive physical features. Female Bluesheeps are mentionable small in size comparing to males. Grown-up Bluesheeps are grey while young are smaller and brown.
The underparts and backs of the legs are white, white the chest and fronts of the legs are black. Separating the grey back and white belly is a charcoal-colored stripe. Small ears and dark nose bridges are common. The horns are founded in both sexes and are ridges on the upper surface. Males are grown upwards, upside mustache, and turn sideways and curve backward. They may grow to a length of 80 cm/ 32 in. Females mostly have horns of about 20 cm/ 8 inches of straighter.
Ontogeny and Reproduction
Gestation Period: 160 Days
Young per Birth: 1
Weaning: After 6 months.
Sexual Maturity: At 1.5 years, although males do not reach their full potential before age 7.
Ecology and Behavior
Himalayan Blue sheep are active for almost a full day and rest on the grassy mountain slopes. Blue sheep are clever for their own protection. They can be a state of motionless if they feel their surrounding is not on their control. They will freeze and melt into the rock face however they are on the precipitous cliffs.
The rutting of the Himalayan Blue sheep starts in late November and continues until mid-January. Blue sheep use multiple strategies for mating as tending, blocking, and coursing, during the rut period. The new birth will take place around late June and July.
Himalayan Blue Sheep are herbivores – eating grasses and leaves.
Himalayan Blue Sheep live at an elevation of 3,500 meters to 6,000 meters. Their habitant is above trees lines and below snows line, where are rocky hills and sufficient grasses.