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Jacob  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Jacob sheep

The Jacob is a unique breed. Their most striking features are their four horns, two vertical center horns and two side horns curling along side of the head, and their spotted black and white fleece which is prized by hand spinners and weavers. The Jacob is an old, unimproved breed whose origins are obscure to say the least. Some say they are the result of the earliest recorded selective breeding as referenced in the Bible.

Jezersko-Solcava  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Jezersko-Solcava sheep

Jezerskosolflorinavska sheep resulted from the crossbreeding of native white sheep with the Bergamasca sheep and with the Padova sheep. It resembles the Austrian Bergschaf that has a similar origin. The breed got its name after the breeding centers of Jezersko and Solflorinava. Its head has a convex profile and hanging ears. Its legs are long and strong. This breed is very convenient for lamb production in the Alpine and Pre-Alpine region.

Kamieniec  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Kamieniec sheep

Kamieniec are a Polish breed. They were created in the years 1954-1965 in the Kamieniec farm of the Breeding Center in Susz, near Olsztyn. The starting point was a flock of primitive ewes of the Pomeranian type, from individual farms in the regions of Gdansk and Koszalin or brought from settlers from the East. They were initially crossed with Leine and Texel rams, and then mated to Romney Marsh rams.

Karakul  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Karakul sheep

The Karakul may be the oldest breed of domesticated sheep. Archeological evidence indicates the existence of the Persian lambskin as early as 1400 B.C. and carvings of a distinct Karakul type have been found on ancient Babylonian temples. Native to the plains of Central Asia, Karakuls differ radically in conformation from most other American breeds. They are of the fat broad tailed type of sheep. In their large tail is stored fat, a source of nourishment, similar in function to the camel's hump.


Katahdin  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Katahdin sheep

The Katahdin is an improved breed of hair sheep, the first hair breed to meet North American industry standards for carcass quality. The Katahdin is a cross between British meat breeds, notably the Suffolk, African Hair sheep, specifically the St. Croix, and later the Wiltshire Horn. They were developed in the 1950's by amateur geneticist Michael Piel and take their name from Mt. Katahdin in Maine where the Piel farm was located.

Kelso  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Kelso sheep

The Kelso is one of several composite breeds developed in New Zealand. Unlike traditional breeds, which are bred for appearance as well as productivity, composites are bred for productive traits alone. The Kelso is continually being upgraded and modified to meet changing market needs.

Kerry Hill  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Kerry Hill sheep

The Kerry Hill breed is from Powys, on the English/Welsh borders, and it derives its name from the village of Kerry, near Newtown. There are records of this distinctive breed in this area dating back to 1809, and the first Flock Book was published in 1899. Registered Kerry Hill Sheep can be found throughout the British Isles, Ireland, and Holland.

Kivircik  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Kivircik sheep

The Kivircik is found in northwestern Turkey, where it is kept for milk and meat production. Their fleece is of carpet-wool type, but the wool is of better quality than the wool of all other indigenous breeds in Turkey.

Lacaune  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Lacaune sheep

The Lacaune is the most numerous sheep breed in France. It has been selected in France for increased milk production under a sophisticated selection program incorporating artificial insemination, milk recording, and progeny testing of sires for longer than any other dairy sheep breed in the world.

Landschaf  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Landschaf sheep

This member of the heath-sheep landrace is a cross between German and Dutch heath sheep and a marsh sheep. Since 1934, it has been bred in the northern German Emsland area, especially in the county of Bentheim. The highly endangered, frugal Bentheimer Landschaf is used for landscape preservation. It is the largest of the German heath and moor sheep with long legs and hard hoofs.

Leicester Longwool  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Leicester Longwool sheep

The Leicester Longwool was important to the development of other long wool breeds and has made a large contribution to the sheep industries in Australia and New Zealand. The breed originated in the Leicester region of England and although it is a very old breed, Robert Bakewell, a pioneer in the field of animal genetics, is given credit for improving it during the 18th century.

Leine  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Leine sheep

The Leine breed comes from the region of Nordheim (Hannover), in particular from the Leine river valley (hence the name).

Limousine  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Limousine sheep

Limousine sheep orginated in the region of France which gave them their name.


Lincoln  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Lincoln sheep

The Lincoln is one of the world's largest breeds of sheep. Its fleece is the heaviest, longest-stapled and most lustrous of any breed in the world.

Lleyn  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Lleyn sheep

Lleyn sheep originate from the Lleyn peninsula in Wales and until recently were a relatively unfamiliar breed of sheep in the UK. Over the past 10 years the Lleyn breed has caught the eye of many farmers, and now Lleyn sheep can be found almost all over the Country.The Lleyn ewe is renowned for her tremendous mothering ability, ease of lambing, longevity, and prolificacy.

Lonk  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Lonk sheep

The Lonk has been bred on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Pennines from time immemoria. It is an aristocrat by virtue of origins as ancient as the hills on which it roams. It is one of the largest native hill breeds in England. The face is pure black and white, and the legs are speckled black and white. Both sexes are horned.

Manchega  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Manchega sheep

The Manchega sheep comes from the Entrefino breed and has a double production use: milk and sheepmeat. Among this breed, there are two accepted varieties: black and white. The latter one makes up more than 90% of the animals. The average milk production is 100 liters (26.4 gallons) per animal a year, being markedly seasonal during the months of April, May and June.

Manx Loaghtan  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Manx Loaghtan sheep

The Manx Loaghtan is found on the Isle of Man off the coast of Great Britain. It is member of the Northern Short-tailed group, similar to the Hebridean, but slightly larger. It's wool is chocolate brown with paler tips. The Manx Loaghtan is descended from the primitive sheep once found throughout Scotland and the coastal islands of Britain.

Masham  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Masham sheep

Masham sheep have been bred for over a centry on the hill farms in the Northern Counties of England. They are produced by crossing a Teeswater ram onto either a Dalesbred or Swaledale ewe, both hardy hill breeds.

Meatlinc  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Meatlinc sheep

The Meatlinc is a British breed, in the Terminal Sire category, developed from a breeding program originated by Henry Fell in the early 1960’s.Originally a mixture of chosen individuals from five breeds, two British and three French, the Meatlinc evolved as a result of many years of rigorous and disciplined selection based on performance recording carried out under strictly commercial conditions.

Meatmaster  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Meatmaster sheep

In the early 1990's, determined to utilize the advantages of the indigenous fat-tailed hair breeds and realizing the huge gap between the fat-tailed breeds and the well-muscled British and European breeds and the need for a truly good pure hair breed with good meat qualities, a group of South African farmers decided to develop a composite breed.

Miniature Cheviot  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Miniature Cheviot sheep

Cheviot sheep originated in the Cheviot Hills between England and Scotland. They were introduced to the U.S. in 1838. Border Cheviots are small, hardy sheep that spend their lives on the moors. In the U.S., they have become larger than their ancestors from the UK, so the Brecknock Hill Miniature Cheviot registry was formed to preserve the original size. The registry recently dropped "Brecknock Hill" from its name to differentiate American Miniature Cheviots from the Brecknock Hill Cheviots that originated in Wales and are slightly different.

Mirror  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Mirror sheep

The Mirror Sheep has a characteristic head design. Besides its otherwise white color, it has black eye marks, black ear points, and a black nostril. A medium-sized sheep, Mirror Sheep are undemanding compared to other sheep

Montadale  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Montadale sheep

The Montadale was developed in the United States from Cheviot and Columbia crosses. E.H. Mattingly, a well-known commercial lamb buyer is given credit for developing the breed. His idea was to bring together the qualities of big western-white faced sheep and the popular mutton characteristics of Midwestern sheep. His result was a good meat type, dual- purpose animal with the head and legs free of wool and with the stylish appearance and agile body of the Cheviot.

Morada Nova  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Morada Nova sheep

The Morada Nova comes from northeast Brazil and is probably of African origin. It may also be related to a Portugal breed called Bordaleiro. The breed originated from selection of individuals of the Brazilian Woolless. Both sexes are polled.

Mouflon  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Mouflon sheep

The Mouflon is thought to be one of the two ancestors for all modern sheep breeds. It is red-brown with a dark back-stripe, light colored saddle patch and underparts. The males are horned and the females are horned or polled.

Navajo Churro  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Navajo Churro sheep

The Navajo-Churro was the first domesticated sheep introduced into North America. Brought from Southern Spain in 1514, Churro sheep became the mainstay of Spanish ranches and villages along the Rio Grande.

New Mexico Dahl  sheep - cxvris jishebi

New Mexico Dahl sheep

New Mexico Dahl Sheep are an almost extinct Spanish Colonial heritage hair sheep breed under development at Terra Patre Wildlife Preserve & Teaching Farm in Colorado and New Mexico. The goal in developing these unique sheep is to produce a truly multi-marketable, low-maintenance product. These hardy, no-shear sheep are beautiful and majestic with the rams supporting magnificent horns. They are also very excellent sources of lean, less muttony tasting meat.


New Zealand Halfbred  sheep - cxvris jishebi

New Zealand Halfbred sheep

The New Zealand Halfbred is a registered breed of sheep, originally developed in the 19th century by crossing one of the English longwool breeds such as Lincoln, English Leicester, or Romney, with the Merino.

Nolana  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Nolana sheep

The breeding aim of the Nolana sheep is to combine the advantages of hair sheep with the advantages of native wool sheep. Nolana sheep are hair sheep. They don’t produce wool, but carry a smooth coat during summer and a 4-5 cm (1.6-1.8 in) thick pelt during winter which they shed naturally in spring. Therefore, they don’t need to be shorn.

Norfolk Horn  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Norfolk Horn sheep

The Norfolk Horn originated in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge, England. It is one of the ancient "Heath" breeds now being revived in small numbers. The Norfolk Horn was used along with Southdown in the development of the Suffolk breed.

North Country Cheviot  sheep - cxvris jishebi

North Country Cheviot sheep

North Country Cheviots are a "hill breed" of sheep. They evolved on the rugged Scotch highlands and of necessity had to thrive unattended by man and search for food on wild unimproved land. In these conditions the ewes usually lambed alone, and the newborn lambs survived by their near-miraculous ability to get-up, nurse, and run just minutes after their birth.

North of England Mule  sheep - cxvris jishebi

North of England Mule sheep

This medium- sized crossbred sheep, sired by the Bluefaced Leicester, has a Swaledale or Northumberland type Blackface dam. The latter two breeds are born and reared on the Northern fells and moors and noted for their qualities of hardiness, thriftiness, and longevity. The Mule ewe has the ability to produce and rear prolific crops of lambs under any system.

North Ronaldsay  sheep - cxvris jishebi

North Ronaldsay sheep

The North Ronaldsay is a small rare breed of sheep of the Northern short-tailed group of breeds. They have remained virtually unchanged. Their most unique feature is their diet, which consists mostly of seaweed. Mature ewes rarely exceed 25 kg (55 lbs); rams about 30 to 35 kg (66-77 lbs.). The animals are primitive and fine-boned and have evolved in a specialized seashore environment on their native island.

Old Norwegian  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Old Norwegian sheep

The Old Norwegian Sheep is a small primitive type of sheep which inhabited Norway and the rest of Scandinavia as well, including Iceland and Faeroes. Probably only the feral Soay Sheep of St. Kilda are more primitive. The sheep are small framed, with good legs and a fleece varying in colour from almost white to greyish, dark brown, badger-faced, muflon pattern and black.

Ossimi  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Ossimi sheep

The Ossimi breed originated in the Ossim village in the Giza Governorate of Egypt and is the most popular among the Nile and Delta sheep breeds. It is thought to be expanding its range at the expense of other breeds.

Ouessant  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Ouessant sheep

The Ouessant is one of the smallest sheep breeds in the world. They originated on Ile d'Ouessant, a small island off the coast of Brittany, France.

Oxford  sheep - cxvris jishebi

Oxford sheep

The Oxford or "Oxford Down," originated in Oxford County, England. The breed was the result of crossing Cotswolds and Hampshires. It has been contented that very early in the development of the Oxford breed, a small amount of Southdown blood was introduced. The breed has never become prominent outside of its own native area in England. Oxfords have been exported to many major sheep countries.

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