Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science
Breeds of Livestock - Criollo Sheep
Also Known As: Creole, Chilludo, Pampa, Colombian, Lucero, Tarhumara, Uruguayan, Venezuelan
The Criollo breed developed in the highlands of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela over hundreds of years. The ancestors of the present day Criollo is believed to be the Spanish Churro which was brought to this area in the mid-1500's. The present day breed has a coarse fleece of carpet type wool. They are typically white, black or pied.
Mason, I.L.1988. World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds. Third Edition. C.A.B International. 348 pp.
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