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...
Whiteface Dartmoor
The Whiteface Dartmoor is a breed of domestic sheep originating in the Dartmoor region of south west England. The Rare Breeds Survival Trust has designated this breed as "at risk".
The Whiteface i...
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
Barbary Sheep
The Aoudad or Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus lervia) can be found in North Africa. Find out more about the Barbary sheep.
Arapawa Sheep
The Arapawa Sheep is a breed of feral sheep found primarily on Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand, where they have probably been isolated since they were introduced in 1867. Althou...
Arapawa Sheep - Wikipedia
Texel (sheep)
The Texel is a breed of domestic sheep originally from the island of Texel in the Netherlands. It is now a popular lean meat sheep in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Uruguay and Europe. The Texel is...
Texel (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...
North Ronaldsay (sheep)
The North Ronaldsay is a breed of sheep living on North Ronaldsay, the northernmost of the Orkney Islands, Scotland. They are one survivor of a type of sheep formerly found across the islands of Orkne...
North Ronaldsay (sheep) - Wikipedia
Chios (sheep)
The Chios is a breed of domestic sheep with specific unknown origins. It is classified as a semi-fat tailed breed. The Chios are bred mainly for their milk production. Although there is speculation...
Chios (sheep) - Wikipedia
Bleu du Maine (sheep)
The Bleu du Maine (also known as Blauköpfiges Fleischschaf (German), Bazougers, Bluefaced Maine, Blue-headed Maine, Maine-Anjou, Maine à tête bleue, Maynne Blue) is a breed of domestic sheep that orig...
Bleu du Maine (sheep) - Wikipedia
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
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...
Iranian red sheep
The Armenian mouflon (Armenian: հայկական մուֆլոն, haykakan muflon; Persian: گوسفند وحشی ارمنی‎, Qutch-e armani), also known as the Armenian sheep, Armenian wild sheep, Armenian red sheep, or...
Iranian red sheep - Wikipedia
Shetland (sheep)
The Shetland sheep is a small, wool-producing breed of sheep originating in the Shetland Isles, but now also kept in many other parts of the world. It is one of the Northern European short-tailed she...
Shetland (sheep) - Wikipedia
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
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
Fabrianese
The Fabrianese is a modern breed of domestic sheep from the Marche region of central Italy. It takes its name from the town and comune of Fabriano, in the province of Ancona. The Fabrianese was create...
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...
Campbell Island sheep
Campbell Island sheep are a feral breed of domestic sheep formerly found on New Zealand's subantarctic Campbell Island.
The sheep were originally introduced to Campbell Island in the late 1890s, f...
Campbell Island sheep - Wikipedia
Varesina (sheep)
The Varesina is a rare breed of domestic sheep from the province of Varese in Lombardy, in northern Italy. It originates from the area of Biandronno and Travedona; members of the breed have been ident...