Africana sheep

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Africana
Other names Camura, Colombian Wooless, Pelona, Red African, Rojo Africana, West African[1]
Country of origin Colombia
Traits
Wool color Brown
Sheep
Ovis aries

Africana is a breed of domesticated sheep (also known as Pelona, Camura, Red African, Rojo Africana, Colombian Wooless, West African) found in Colombia and Venezuela. This breed is about the same size as the Pelibüey.[2] The Africana is raised for their meat[3] and is classified as a hair breed.[4]

Characteristics[edit]

The Africana is often some shade of tan to brown.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Desilva & Fitch 1995c
  2. ^ "Africana". Breeds of Livestock. Oklahoma State University, Dept. of Animal Science. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Roja Africana/Venezuela". Breed Data Sheet. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  4. ^ "West African". Sheep Breeds V-Z. Sheep101.info. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 

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