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Breeds of Livestock - mouflon Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - mouflon Sheep

mouflon

mouflon.jpgAlso Known By: muflone (Italian), Corsican mouflon, European mouflon, musimon, musmon, Sardinian mouflon

The mouflon (Ovis musimon) 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. It is now rare but has been successfully introduced into central Europe, including Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovak Republics, and Romania.

References:

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

Photographs:

Edd Bissell, Hidden View Farm, New Market, TN


Added November 4, 1996

 

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