Domba Garut or usually called
domba adu, came from a cross
breeding between Merino sheep
and local Indonesian (West Java)
sheep. The result was amazing.
Domba Garut became more and
more popular because of its size,
ability to fight in the arena, and
the price that is usually higher
compared with local sheep.
The rams fighting competition is a
heritage from West Java's
ancestor long time ago. The
society then is trying to preserve
this heritage so that it can last
forever. For some people, it
seems that this competition is
considered as an animal abuse.
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by ASR RAMS since 1999.
But to be honest, it is far from that. We are using regulations in every rams fighting
competition to minimize the risk of rams being accidentally wounded or killed during the
fight. For example, we are only allowing 25 punches on a class A rams fighting, and 20
punches for classes B and C. The rams classes are classified by the body sizes and
weights. For example, the class A rams will have weights of more than 80 Kg (Kilograms),
approximately 175 Lbs (Pounds). Further information about regulations can be seen on an
Domba Garut is so popular in West Java area, therefore farmers are choosing this kind of
rams instead of local rams in their breeding programs. We can get most of this domba
Garut in several location, such as Garut, Bayongbong, Cibuluh, Cikajang, Cilawu, Leles,
Kadungora, Majalaya, Patrol, Sumedang, Tasikmalaya, Sukabumi, Cianjur, Bandung,
Lembang, and many other places.