Sheep breeds
This is a list of domestic breeds of sheep. Domestic sheep (Ovis aries) are partially derived from mouflon (Ovis orientalis) stock, and have diverged sufficiently to be considered a different species....
Sheep breeds - Wikipedia
Barbary Sheep
The Aoudad or Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus lervia) can be found in North Africa. Find out more about the Barbary sheep.
Why I spent a week looking for sheep
Merino sheep have the finest wool in the world. White merinos were once part of a booming industry in Vermont. In the mid-1800's there were 1 million. But today, they are rare in those parts. CNNMoney...
Overgrown sheep getting an emergency shearing
A desperately needed haircut. Australian authorities have rescued a wildly overgrown merino sheep and called in the country's leading shearer to give it an emergency trimming. The sheep, which the A...
Brigasca
The Brigasca, French: Brigasque, is a breed of sheep from Liguria in north-west Italy and the département of Alpes-Maritimes in south-western France. It takes its name from the town of La Brigue (...
Polypay (sheep)
The Polypay sheep breed is a white, medium sized sheep which was developed in the 1960s at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho. In general, Polypay sheep are noted for being a highly pr...
Barbary Sheep
The Aoudad or Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus lervia) can be found in North Africa. Find out more about the Barbary sheep.
Brecknock Hill Cheviot
The Brecknock Hill Cheviot (also known as Brecon Cheviot and Sennybridge Cheviot) is a domesticated breed of sheep originating approximately 400 years ago from Wales. They are a result of crosses wit...
Alai (sheep)
Alai is a breed of domesticated sheep found in Kyrgyzstan. This breed is a dual purpose breed raised for its meat and wool.
Rams can be either horned or polled (hornless). However, ewes are only...
Newfoundland sheep
The Newfoundland, also called the Newfoundland Local, is a breed of sheep native to Newfoundland. The islands of Newfoundland are mainly supported through fisheries, but a persistent population of she...
Newfoundland sheep - Wikipedia
Overgrown sheep getting an emergency shearing
A desperately needed haircut. Australian authorities have rescued a wildly overgrown merino sheep and called in the country's leading shearer to give it an emergency trimming. The sheep, which the A...
Poll Merino
The Poll Merino is a subtype of the Australian Merino breed of domestic sheep, without horns, that was developed in Australia.
These sheep are early maturing, large framed and relatively plain bod...
Poll Merino - Wikipedia
Greyface Dartmoor
The Greyface Dartmoor is a rare breed of domestic sheep originating around Dartmoor in south west England. Also known as the "Improved Dartmoor", this is a large and long-woolled breed, known for its ...
Greyface Dartmoor - Wikipedia
Cornigliese
The Cornigliese or Corniglio is a breed of domestic sheep from the Apennines of the province of Parma, in Emilia–Romagna in central Italy. It takes its name from the mountain town of Corniglio in that...
Adal (sheep)
Adal is a domesticated breed of sheep from Ethiopia. They are bred mostly for their meat.
The Adal is unicolored from white to dark brown. Average mature weight for a ram is 35 kg (77 ...
Lítla Dímun sheep
The Lítla Dímun sheep (Dímunarseyðurin) was a primitive short-tailed type of sheep living on Lítla Dímun, a small and almost inaccessible island in the Faroes archipelago. It became extinct in the m...
Lítla Dímun sheep - Wikipedia
Shropshire (sheep)
The Shropshire breed of domestic sheep originated from the hills of Shropshire, and North Staffordshire, England, during the 1840s. The breeders in the area used the local horned black-faced sheep and...
Shropshire (sheep) - Wikipedia
Fat-tailed sheep
The fat-tailed sheep is a general type of domestic sheep known for their distinctive large tails and hindquarters. Fat-tailed sheep breeds comprise approximately 25% of the world sheep population, and...
Fat-tailed sheep - Wikipedia
Northern European short-tailed sheep
Northern European short-tailed sheep are a group of sheep breeds and landraces from the British Isles, Scandinavia, and the area around the Baltic. They are thought to be derived from the first sheep...
Northern European short-tailed sheep - Wikipedia
Lonk (sheep)
The Lonk is a domestic sheep of a specific breed, found in the hills of the central and south Pennines, in the north of England. The name "Lonk" derives from the Lancashire word "lanky", meaning long ...
Romeldale/CVM
The Romeldale is a breed of domestic sheep native to the United States. The breed's name refers to the Romney rams and Rambouillet ewes which were crossed to create it around 1915. The California Vari...
Bovec sheep
The Bovec sheep (Slovene: bovška ovca, Italian: Plezzana, German: Krainer Steinschaf) is a breed of domestic sheep from the upper valley of the Soča or Isonzo river, now in Slovenia. The b...
Waziri (sheep)
The Waziri (Pashto: وزیری‎) is breed of domestic sheep from the Waziristan region of Pakistan. They are also found in the Bannu District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
The Waziri sheep is mediu...
Savoiarda
The Savoiarda or razza di Courgné is a threatened breed of upland sheep from the province of Turin, in Piemonte, north-west Italy. The few remaining breeders are in the Val Chisone, the Val di Susa, t...
Nera di Arbus
The Nera di Arbus, more fully Pecora Nera di Arbus ("black sheep of Arbus"), is a breed of small domestic sheep indigenous to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italy. It takes its name from the co...
Heidschnucke
The Heidschnucke is a group of three types of moorland sheep from northern Germany. Like a number of other types from Scandinavia and Great Britain, they are Northern European short-tailed sheep. The...
Heidschnucke - Wikipedia
Ruda (sheep)
Ruda is a breed of sheep found mostly in Albania and Croatia. In 2009, Ruda sheep is the most endangered breed of sheep in the Republic of Croatia. The Ruda may be related to the Romanian Tsigai. Th...