Sheep age calculator

How to calculate the human age of a sheep?
One can, for a better appreciation of youth or old age of its sheep, to convert his real age in its human equivalent. Very easy with our free tool:

A sheep

Methodology to calculate the age of a sheep

Sheeps can easily reach the age of 12 years or more, but the longevity of animals is often artificially reduced by humans for breeding purposes. Practically, there is no mathematical formula (well at least, not a simple one) because the age of a goat does not follow a linear curve compared with the human age.

So it's rather from observations of the ages of sheeps that veterinarians have established a correlation table (age chart) to see an equivalence in human age:

Real sheep age 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Human age 18 22 26 30 34 38 42 46 50 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94

Life expectancy of the sheep: life expectancy of a sheep is about 10 to 12 years, though some sheep may live 20 years.

How do we call?
  • a baby sheep: a lamb
  • a female sheep: a ewe
  • a male sheep: a ram or a tup (a wether when castrated)

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