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Hair Sheep Breeds - Breeds of Livestock

Hair Sheep are types of breeds which produce hair instead of wool. All sheep are descended from Mouflon, wild sheep. Mouflon are few in number and found in select places. It is a long coarse hair with a layer of soft downy underneath. The Hair sheep breeds make up a little more than 10% of the worlds population of sheep. Hair sheep are better suited to certain environments than wool sheep. Hair sheep are prized for their meat and leather qualities.

 

Hair Sheep Breeds - Breeds of Livestock

Hair Sheep Breeds

Africana

Barbados Blackbelly

Blackhead Persian

Brazilian Somali

Damara

Dorper

Katahdin

Masai

Morada Nova

Pelibüey

Rabo Largo

Royal White

Sahel-type

Santa Inês

Somali

St. Croix (Virgin Island White)

Touabire

Uda

West African Dwarf

Wiltshire Horn

 


 

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