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Breeds of Livestock - Ossimi Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Ossimi Sheep

Ossimi

ossimi.jpgAlso Known As: Meraisi

The Ossimi is a carpet wool breed found in lower Egypt. It is white with a brown head. It will often times have a brown neck or brown spots as well. The males are usually horned as the females polled (hornless). It is a fat-tailed breed..

Reference:

Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Photographs:

R. E. McDowell, Professor Emeritus of International Animal Science, Cornell University, and provided by Paul O. Brackelsberg, Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University

 


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