List of sheep breeds

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Four breeds of sheep, in the illustrated encyclopedia Meyers Konversationslexikon

This is a list of breeds of domestic sheep. Domestic sheep (Ovis aries) are partially derived from mouflon (Ovis orientalis) stock, and have diverged sufficiently to be considered a different species.

Domestic sheep breeds[edit]

Sorted alphabetically.

A[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Acıpayam --- --- Turkey Meat, wool[1]
Adal --- --- Ethiopia[2] Meat[2]
Africana --- Camura, Colombian Wooless, Pelona, Red African, Rojo Africana, West African[3] Colombia[3] Meat, woolly items[3]
Afrikaner --- Cape fattest tail South Africa Meat, pelts honed
Afrino --- --- South Africa Meat, wool, crossbreeding
Alai --- --- Kyrgyzstan[4] Meat, wool[4]
Alcarreña --- --- Spain[5] Meat[5]
Algarve Churro --- --- Portugal[6] Meat[7]
Alpines Steinschaf Landwirtschaftliches Hauptfest Alpines Steinschaf Portrait.jpg --- Germany[8] Meat, wool, vegetation management[8]
Altay --- --- China[9] Meat[10]
American Blackbelly --- --- United States Trophy hunting
Ancon --- Otter sheep[11] United States[11] ---
Appenninica Toscana Schafe.jpg Appenninica, Bariscianese, Chietina Varzese, Perugina del piano[12] Italy[12] Meat[12]
Arabi --- --- Iran, Iraq[13] Meat[13]
Arkhar-Merino --- --- Kazakhstan Wool
Afghan Arabi[note 1] --- --- Afghanistan[14] Meat[14]
Algerian sheep[note 1] --- Ouled Jellal, Western Thin-tailed[15] Algeria[15] Meat[16]
Arapawa Arapawa merino.jpg --- New Zealand[17] Wool[18]
Armenian Semicoarsewool --- Armyanskaya Polugrubosherstnaya[19] Armenia[19] Meat, milk[19]
Askanian Ascanian sheep 1.jpg Askaniysky[20] Ukraine[20] Wool[20]
Assaf Assaf sheep.jpg --- Israel[21] Meat, milk[21]
Aussiedown --- --- Australia[22] Meat[22]
Australian White Australian White lambs.JPG --- Australia Meat
Awassi Kuwaiti sheep.jpg Ivesi, Baladi, Deiri, Syrian, Ausi, Nuami, Gezirieh[23] South Eastern Anatolia, Syro-Arabian desert[23] Milk[23]

B[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Bannur Mandya, Bandur[24] India[24] Meat, Wool[24]
Balkhi --- --- Afghanistan, North-west Pakistan[25] Meat[26]
Baluchi --- Araghi, Baluchi dumda, Farahani, Kermani, Khorasani, Khurasani, Mengali, Naeini, Neini, Shinwari, Taraki, Yazdi[27] Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan[27] Wool[28]
Barbados Blackbelly sheep Barbados blackbelly 2 Elkins.jpg --- Caribbean[29] Meat[30]
Bardoka Sheeps drink from Lumbardh lake.jpg Bardhoka[31] Kosovo, Albania, and partially Montenegro and Serbia[32][31] Meat, milk, research, wool[32]
Basco-béarnaise Basco-Béarnaise profil.JPG Vasca Carranzana[33] France[33] Milk[33]
Beltex Beltex Sheep near Whygill - geograph.org.uk - 209731.jpg --- Belgium[34] Meat[34]
Bentheimer Landschaf Bentheimer Landschaf portrait.jpg Landrace of Bentheim[35] Germany[35] Vegetation management[35]
Bergamasca Bergamasca.JPG Bergamasker, Gigante di Bergamo, Bergamacia[36] Italy[36] Meat, milk, wool[37]
Berichon du Cher Berrichon du cher02 SDA2011.JPG --- France[38] Meat[38]
Beulah Speckled Face Beulah sheep near Cwmrhybin - geograph.org.uk - 229622.jpg --- Wales[39] Meat[40]
Bibrik --- --- Pakistan[41] Meat[41]
Biellese --- Biellese-Bergamasca[42] Italy[42] Meat[42]
Bizet Bizet01 SDA2011.JPG --- France[43] Meat[43]
Blackhead Persian Sheep in Pretoria SA.jpg Swartkoppersie[44] South Africa[44] Meat[44]
Bleu du Maine Bleu du Maine in Flanders.jpg Blauköpfiges Fleischschaf, Bazougers, Bluefaced Maine, Blue-headed Maine, Maine-Anjou, Maine à tête bleue, Maynne Blue[45] France[45] Meat[46]
Bluefaced Leicester Ewe and lambs in the garden.jpg --- United Kingdom[47] Meat[48]
Bond Bond sheep.jpg --- Australia[49] Wool[49]
Border Leicester Border Leicester portrait.jpg --- United Kingdom[50] Meat[50]
Boreray Boreray Ram.jpg Boreray Blackface, Hebridean Blackface[51] Scotland[51] Meat[52]
Bovec sheep --- Bovska, Krainer Steinschaf, Plezzana[53] Austria, Slovenia[53] Milk[53]
Braunes Bergschaf 2006-09-12Braunes Bergschaf07.jpg Brown Mountain sheep[54] Germany[54] Meat, vegetation management[55]
Brazilian Somali Somali sheep.jpg Berbera Blackhead[56] Somalia[56] Meat[57]
British Milk sheep --- --- United Kingdom[58] Milk[58]
Bündner Oberland --- Graubünden, Grisons[59] Switzerland[59] Vegetation management[59]

C[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
California Red --- --- United States Meat, wool
California Variegated Mutant Romeldales and handler.JPG CVM, Romeldale/CVM[60] United States[60] Wool[60]
Cameroon sheep Cameroon sheep.jpg --- West Africa[61] Meat[62]
Campanian Barbary --- --- Italy[63] Meat, milk[63]
Canadian Arcott Canadian Arcott Sheep --- Canada[64] Meat[65]
Cărăbaşă --- Black-headed Teleorman Tigaie Romania ---
Castlemilk Moorit Borris the ram.jpg Castlemilk Shetland, Moorit Shetland[66] Scotland[67] Hobby[66]
Charmoise Charmoises.jpg --- France[68] Meat[69]
Charollais Mouton Charollais.JPG --- France[70] Meat[70]
Cheviot Cheviot ewe and triplets.jpg --- Scotland[71] Meat, wool[71]
Border Cheviot[note 2] --- South Country Cheviot[72] United Kingdom[72] Meat[72]
Brecknock Hill Cheviot[note 2] --- Brecon Cheviot, Sennybridge Cheviot[73] Wales[73] Meat[74]
North Country Cheviot[note 2] North Country Cheviots - geograph.org.uk - 395334.jpg --- Scotland[75] Meat[75]
Chios Chios sheep breed.jpg --- Island of Chios[76] Milk[77]
Cholistani --- --- Pakistan[78] Meat[79]
Churra Sementales raza churra.jpg Spanish Churro[80] Spain[81] Meat, milk[82]
Cigaja --- --- Croatia Wool, milk
Cikta --- --- Hungary[83] Meat[83]
Cine Capari --- --- Turkey[84] ---
Clun Forest 1980 UK Ram of the Year (Clun Forest breed).jpg --- England[85] Meat, milk, wool[65]
Coburger Fuchsschaf Coburger Fuchsschaf Lamb 4 days old.jpg Coburg Fox Sheep[86] Germany[86] Vegetation management[86]
Columbia Ewe lamb, Columbia breed.jpg --- United States[65] Wool[87]
Comeback --- --- Australia[88] Meat, wool[88]
Comisana Pascoli Ragusani.JPG Lentinese, Red Head, Testa rossa, Faccia rossa[89] Italy[89] Milk[89]
Coolalee Coolalee.jpg --- Australia[90] Meat[90]
Coopworth Coopworth sheep.jpg --- New Zealand[91] Meat, wool[91]
Cormo Cormo sheep.jpg --- Australia and New Zealand[92] Wool[92]
Corriedale Corriedale sheep.JPG --- New Zealand[93] Meat, wool[93]
Cotswold Closeup of Cotswold.jpg --- United Kingdom[94] Meat, wool[94]
Criollo --- Creole, Chilludo, Colombian, Lucero, Pampa, Tarhumara, Uruguayan, Venezuelan[95] Central America[96] Meat[95]

D[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Dala Fur sheep --- Dala pälsfår[97] Sweden[97] ---
Dalesbred Sheep with interesting horns.jpg --- United Kingdom[98] Meat, wool[99]
Dagliç --- --- Turkey[100] Meat, milk[100]
Damani --- --- Pakistan[101] Meat, wool[101]
Damara --- --- Namibia[102] Meat[102]
Danish Landrace Klitfår.jpg Landfår, Klitfår[103] Denmark[103] Wool[103]
Debouillet --- --- United States[65] Wool[104]
Derbyshire Gritstone --- --- United Kingdom[105] Meat[105]
Deutsches Bergschaf --- Weißes Bergschaf, White Mountain, Deutsches Weisses Bergschaf[106] Germany[106] Meat, wool[107]
Devon Closewool --- --- United Kingdom[108] Meat[109]
Devon Longwoolled Longwool sheep, Heronslake - geograph.org.uk - 655806.jpg Devon Longwool[110] United Kingdom[110] Meat, wool[110]
Dohne Merino --- Dohne, El Dohne Merino[111] South Africa[111] Meat, wool[111]
Dorper Dorper white ram.jpg --- South Africa[112] Meat[112]
Dorset Dorset sheep.jpg Dorset Horn, Dorset Horned[113] United Kingdom Meat[113]
Dorset Down Mouton Dorset Down.JPG --- United Kingdom[114] Meat[114]
Drenth Heath Sheep Drents Heideschaap.jpg Drents Heideschaap[115] Netherlands[115] Vegetation management[115]
Drysdale Drysdale ewe.jpg --- New Zealand[116] Wool[116]
Duben sheep Duben sheep 2.JPG --- Bulgaria wool

E[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Easycare --- --- United Kingdom[117] Meat[117]
East Friesian Ostfriesische milchschafe.jpg Ostfriesisches Milchschaf[118] Germany[118] Milk[118]
Edilbay --- Edilbaevskaya, Edilbaev Kazakhstan[119][120] Meat, tail fat[119][120]
Elliottdale --- --- Tasmania[121] Meat, Wool[121]
English Leicester Leicester sheep, Virginia.jpg Bakewell Leicester, Dishley Leicester, Improved Leicester, Leicester, Leicester Longwool, New Leicester[122] England[122] Meat[122]
Estonian Ruhnu --- Ruhnu maalammas[123] Estonia[123] Meat, wool[123]
Elinpelin sheep Elinpelin sheep 1.JPG - Bulgaria wool
Exmoor Horn Exmoor Horn in habitat.jpg --- Exmoor[124] Meat[124]

F[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Forystufé --- Leadersheep, Forystukind Iceland Genetic conservation, herd management
Fabrianese --- --- Italy Meat, milk
Faroes Sheep (Faroe Islands).jpg --- Faroe Islands Meat, wool
Fat-tailed sheep (group of breeds) Fat-Tailed Breed.jpg --- Africa, Middle East, Near East, Pakistan, Northern India, Western China, Mongolia Meat
Finnsheep Finnsheep ram close-up.jpg Suomenlammas, Finnish Landrace Finland Meat
Flanders Milk sheep --- --- --- ---
French Alpine sheep --- --- --- ---
Friesian Milk sheep --- --- --- ---
Fuglestad --- --- --- ---

G[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Gaddi --- Kangra Valley, Bhadarwah India Wool
Galician Fontefiz, ovella galega.JPG Ovella galega Spain Meat, milk
Galway Galway (Breed of Sheep).JPG --- Ireland Meat
Ganjia --- --- --- ---
Gansu Alpine Fine-wool --- Northwestern Chinese Merino, North-West China Merino China Wool
Gentile di Puglia --- Merinos d'Italia Italy Wool
Geschecktes Bergschaf --- --- --- ---
German Whiteheaded Mutton Weißköpfiges Fleischschaf.jpg Weißkopf, Weißköpfiges Fleischschaf Germany Meat, wool
Ghezel --- Red karaman, Gezel North West of Iran, Azerbaijan Meat, wool
Gotland Gotland pelt sheep.jpg Gotland Pälsfår, Gotland pelt Sweden Meat, wool
Gökçeada --- --- Turkey ---
Greyface Dartmoor Sheep, London Wetland Centre.jpg --- United Kingdom Meat
Grey Troender Grey troender sheep.jpg Grå trøndersau Norway Wool
Gromark Gromark.jpg --- Australia Meat, wool
Groningen Milk sheep --- --- --- ---
Gulf Coast Native Gulf Coast Native sheep.jpg Louisiana Scrub, Pineywoods Native Gulf Coast, United States ---
Guirra --- --- Mediterranean coast of Spain[125] Meat[125]
Gute Gutebagge.jpg Gutefår Sweden Genetic conservation

H[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Hampshire Mouton Hampshire.JPG Hampshire Down United Kingdom Meat
Han --- --- --- ---
Langzhou Large-tail Han[note 3] --- --- --- ---
Small-tail Han[note 3] --- --- China Meat
Hanzhong --- --- China ---
Harnai --- --- ---
Hasht Nagri --- --- --- ---
Hazaragie --- --- --- ---
Hebridean Hebridean ram closeup.jpg St. Kilda sheep Scotland Vegetation management
Heidschnucke Heidschnucke-Horst.jpg Family of sheep including
the three breeds below
Germany Meat, wool, vegetation management
Graue gehörnte Heidschnucke[note 4] Heidschnucke.jpg Grey Horned Heath Germany Meat, wool, vegetation management
Moorschnucke[note 4] Moorschnucke im Wildfreigehege Bend Grevenbroich 02 b.jpg White Polled Heath Germany Meat, wool, vegetation management
Weiße gehörnte Heidschnucke[note 4] Graue gehörnte Heidschnucke qtl1.jpg White Horned Heath Germany Meat, wool, vegetation management
Herdwick Lone Lake District Herdwick.jpg --- England Meat
Herik --- --- Turkey ---
Hill Radnor --- --- Wales Meat
Hog Island Hog Island sheep at Mt Vernon.jpg --- United States Wool
Hu --- --- --- ---

I[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Icelandic sheep Icelandic sheep summer 06.jpg íslenska sauðkindin Iceland Meat, milk, wool
Inner Mongolian wool --- --- --- ---
Île-de-France Ile de France 2.jpg Dishley Merino France Meat
Istrian milk Istarska ovca.jpg Istrian Pramenka Croatia Meat, milk

J[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Jacob Jacob sheep.jpg --- Middle East Meat, wool, hide, pet
Jezersko–Solčava sheep Krainer Brillenschafe Stübing 007.jpg Brillenschaf, Carinthian sheep, Seelaenderschaf, Spectacles Sheep[126] Slovenia[126] Meat[127]
Juraschaf --- --- --- ---

K[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Karacabey Merino --- --- Turkey ---
Kachhi --- --- --- ---
Kajli Kajla Lamb.jpg --- Pakistan Meat, milk, wool
Kamakuyruk --- --- Turkey ---
Karakul 102 0198 Karakul3.jpg --- Central Asia Meat, milk, wool, hide
Karayaka Karayaka-Sheep-1.jpg --- Turkey Meat, milk, wool
Kärntner Brillenschaf Brillenschaf.jpg Spectacled Alpine Sheep Austria Meat, wool, hide
Katahdin Katahdin1.png --- United States Meat
Kempen Heath --- --- Netherlands ---
Kerry Hill Kerry Hill ewe and lamb.jpg --- Wales Meat
Kihnu Native --- Kihnu maalammas Estonia Wool
Kivircik --- --- Turkey ---
Kooka --- --- Pakistan Milk
Kashmir Merino --- --- --- Wool
Karagouniko --- --- --- ---

L[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Lacaune Brebis lacaune.jpg --- France Milk
Landais --- --- --- ---
Langhe --- --- --- ---
Lati --- --- --- ---
Latxa Latxa.jpg Lacha Spain Milk
Leineschaf Leineschaf.jpg --- Germany Meat, wool
Lincoln Lincoln Longwool Lamb.jpg Lincoln Longwool England Wool
Lithuanian Black-headed --- Lietuvos vietines siurksciavilnês Lithuania Meat, wool
Llanwenog --- --- Wales Meat
Lleyn Lleyn sheep.jpg Dafad Llŷn Wales Meat
Lohi --- --- Pakistan Wool
Lonk --- Improved Haslingden England Meat, wool
Luzein sheep --- --- --- ---

M[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Maltese --- --- Malta ---
Manchega --- --- Spain Meat, milk
Manech --- --- --- ---
Marwari Marwari Sheep.JPG --- India Meat, wool
Manx Loaghtan Manx loaghtan.jpg Loaghtyn, Loghtan Isle of Man Wool
Masai --- --- --- ---
Masham --- --- England Meat, wool
Massese sheep --- --- Italy Milk
Meatmaster Meatmaster.jpg --- South Africa Meat
Mehraban --- --- Iran Meat
Merinizzata Italiana --- --- Italy Meat, wool
Merino Merino sheep.png --- Spain, Turkey Meat, wool
Argentine Merino[note 5] --- --- --- ---
Arles Merino[note 5] --- --- France Meat, wool
Booroola Merino[note 5] --- --- Australia Wool, research
Delaine Merino[note 5] --- --- United States Wool
East Merino sheep[note 5] --- --- France Meat, wool
Karacabey Merino[note 5] --- --- Turkey ---
Medium-wool Merino[note 5] --- --- --- ---
Merinofleischschaf[note 5] --- --- --- ---
Merinolandschaf[note 5] Noe merino.jpg --- Germany Meat, wool
Merino Longwool[note 5] --- --- --- ---
Poll Merino[note 5] Poll Merino.jpg --- Australia Meat, wool
South African Merino[note 5] --- --- --- ---
South African Meat Merino[note 5] SAMM.JPG SAMM South Africa Meat, wool
Strong Wool Merino[note 5] --- --- --- ---
Transylvanian Merino[note 5] --- --- Romania ---
Ming Black --- --- --- ---
Moghani --- --- --- ---
Montadale --- --- United States Meat, wool
Morada Nova Ovinos Morada Nova.jpg Brazilian Woolless Brazil Meat
Moles --- --- --- ---

N[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Najdi Najdi sheep 3.jpg Nejdi Saudi Arabia Meat, milk, wool
Namaqua Afrikaner --- --- South Africa Meat, pelts
Nali --- Western India India Wool
Navajo-Churro sheep Navajo-Churro ewe.jpg --- United States Wool
Newfoundland Sheep on the Green Garden's Trail (cropped).jpg Newfoundland Local Canada ---
Nellore --- palia, jodipi, dora India Meat
Nilgiri --- --- India ---
Noire du Velay Brebies Noire du Velay au pâturage.JPG --- France Meat
Nolana sheep --- --- --- ---
Norfolk Horn Norfolk Horn wether.jpg Blackface Norfolk Horned, Norfolk Horned, Old Norfolk, Old Norfolk Horned United Kingdom Meat
North Ronaldsay North ron sheep.jpg Orkney Scotland Wool
Northern European short-tailed sheep (group of breeds) Shetland sheep tail.jpg --- Baltic states, British Isles, Scandinavia, Germany, Russia Meat, milk, wool
Norwegian Fur --- --- --- ---

O[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Olde English 'Babydoll' Southdown Babydoll Southdown United States Hobby
Orkhon Orkhon sheep breed, Orkhon soum of Selenge province, Mongolia, May 2018.jpg --- Mongolia Wool
Ossimi --- --- --- ---
Ouessant Schaf Ouessantschaf 050902.jpg Ushant, Breton Island Dwarf France[128] Wool, hobby
Oula --- --- --- ---
Oxford Mudchute farm sheep with lambs.jpg Oxford Down United Kingdom Meat

P[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Pag Island --- Paška ovca Croatia Meat, milk
Pagliarola --- --- --- ---
Panama --- --- United States Meat
Pedi sheep --- Bapedi South Africa Meat
Pelibüey Mottled sheep.jpg Cubano Rojo Caribbean, Mexico, South America Meat
Perendale --- --- New Zealand Meat
Pinzirita --- --- Sicily Milk
Pitt Island --- --- Chatham Islands, New Zealand Wool
Polwarth --- --- Australia Meat, wool
Polypay --- --- United States Meat, wool
Portland Orford Ness - Portland Sheep (14534764423).jpg --- England Meat
Pramenka Lička pramenka.jpg Lička, Istarska, Kupreška or Dubska pramenka Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina Meat, milk, wool
Priangan --- Garut Indonesia Meat, ram fighting
Polish Heath --- --- --- ---
Poll Dorset Poll dorset.jpg --- Australia Meat
Polled Dorset Ewe and lamb taken at the NCSU Small Ruminant Educational Unit.jpg --- United States Meat
Pomeranian Coarsewool Sheep Pommernschaf.jpg Pomeranian Sheep, Rauhwolliges Pommersches Landschaf Germany Meat, vegetation management

Q[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Qashqai --- --- --- ---
Qiaoke --- --- --- ---
Qinghai Black Tibetan --- --- --- ---
Qinghai Semifinewool --- --- --- ---
Quadrella --- --- --- ---
Quanglin Large-Tail --- --- --- ---

R[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Rabo Largo --- --- --- ---
Racka Zackelschafe Tiergarten Bernburg 06-03-2008.jpg Ovce cápová, Cápovice Hungary Meat, milk, wool
Rahmany sheep --- El-rahmani Egypt Meat, milk, wool
Rambouillet Rambouillet.jpg Rambouillet Merino, French Merino France Meat, wool
Rasa Aragonesa --- --- Aragón Meat
Red Engadine --- Engadine Switzerland ---
Red Karaman --- --- Turkey ---
Red Maasai Maasai sheep, Kenya.jpg --- East Africa Meat
Rhoen sheep --- --- --- ---
Rideau Arcott --- --- Canada ---
Romanov Beranlinierohan.jpg --- Russia Meat
Romney sheep Romneyram1.jpg Romney Marsh United Kingdom Meat, wool
Roslag Roslagsfår ungdjur.jpg Roslagsfår Sweden Meat, wool
Rouge de l'Ouest Rouge de l'Ouest.JPG Tête rouge du Maine France Meat
Rouge du Roussillon Mouton-rouge-du-roussillon SDA2013.JPG Roussillion Red France Meat, wool
Rough Fell Rough Fell ram.jpg --- United Kingdom Meat
Rosa Mitchell Roux du Valais feeding lamb 1.jpg Walliser Landschaf, Roux du Pays Switzerland Meat, wool
Royal White --- --- United States Meat
Ruda Dubrovacka ruda.jpg --- Albania, Croatia Wool
Rya Forslundas får.jpg Ryafår, Swedish Carpet Wool Sheep Sweden Wool
Ryeland Ryeland sheep - geograph.org.uk - 1543697.jpg --- United Kingdom Meat
Rygja --- --- --- ---

S[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Sahel-type --- --- --- ---
Sakiz --- Çesme Turkey Wool
Sargin --- --- Turkmenistan ---
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz sheep, Roger Williams Park Zoo.jpg --- Santa Cruz Island, United States Wool
Santa Inês Ovinos Santa Ines.jpg --- Brazil Meat
Sardinian Sardinian Sheep - pecora sardegna.jpg Brabei Sarda, Pecora Sarda Italy Milk
Sardi (Moroccan sheep) Sardi Maroc.jpg --- Morocco Meat, milk, wool
Schoonebeker --- --- --- ---
Schwarzköpfiges Fleischschaf --- --- --- ---
Schwarzes Bergschaf --- --- --- ---
Scottish Blackface Sheep on the isle of Lewis.jpg Blackfaced Highland, Kerry, Linton, Scotch Blackface, Scotch Horn, Scottish Highland, Scottish Mountain Scotland Meat
Scottish Dunface --- Scottish Tanface, Old Scottish Short-wool Scotland (extinct)[129] Meat, wool
Serrai Serres+breed Serraika, Serron Greece, Serres Meat, milk, wool [130]
Shetland Shetland ewe.jpg --- Shetland Islands Meat, wool
Shropshire Shropshire Clark County fair.JPG --- United Kingdom Meat
Sicilian Barbary --- --- --- ---
Skudde Skudde Bock.jpg skudden Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland [131] Meat, vegetation management, felting
Soay Soay sheep lamb.png --- Scotland Meat
Somali Somali sheep.jpg Berbera Blackhead Somalia Meat
Sopravissana --- --- Italy Milk
South Devon --- --- --- ---
South Dorset --- --- --- ---
South Hampshire --- --- --- ---
Southdown Southdown Clark County fair.JPG --- United Kingdom Meat
South Wales Mountain --- --- --- ---
Spælsau Norway sheep portrait.jpg Old Norwegian Short Tail Landrace Norway Meat
Spiegel --- --- --- ---
St. Croix St Croix sheep.jpg Virgin Island white Virgin Islands Meat
Steigar --- --- --- ---
Steinschaf --- --- --- ---
Suffolk 7 month old Suffolk Ram Lamb.JPG --- United Kingdom Meat
Sumavska --- --- Czech Republic Meat, milk, wool
Swaledale Swaledale Sheep, Lake District, England - June 2009.jpg --- United Kingdom Meat, wool
Swedish Fur --- --- --- ---
Swifter --- --- --- ---
Schweizer Schwarzbraunes Bergschaf --- --- --- ---
Schweizer Alpenschaf --- --- --- ---
Såne --- --- Denmark Meat, pelt

T[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Taleshi --- --- Iran Meat
Tan [zh] --- --- China Hides, meat
Targhee 2009-Targhee-Sheep.jpg --- United States Wool
Tautra --- --- --- ---
Teeswater Track of Railway, from Ingleby Incline at Bank Foot Farm - geograph.org.uk - 1594044.jpg --- United Kingdom Meat
TEFRom --- New Zealand Meat, wool
Texel Texel sheep.jpg --- Netherlands Meat
Thalli --- --- --- ---
Ţigaie --- --- Romania Meat, milk, wool
Tiroler Steinschaf --- Pecora della Roccia Tirolese Austria Meat, wool
Touabire --- --- --- ---
Ţsurcană --- --- Romania Meat, milk, wool
Tukidale --- Tuki Tuki in New Zealand, then Australia Meat, specialty carpet wool[132]
Tunis Garrison Kunst and Luke in 2008.jpg Tunisian Barbary Tunisia Meat
Tuj --- --- Turkey ---
Türkgeldi --- --- Turkey ---

U[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Uda --- --- Chad, Niger, northern Cameroon, northern Nigeria Meat

V[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Valachian sheep Cosmorama pittorico 1835 36 06.png Native Wallachian sheep Czech Republic Meat, milk, wool
Valachian Improved sheep --- --- Czech Republic Meat, milk, wool
Valais Blacknose Valais Blacknose Sheep.jpg Wallis Blacknose, Walliser Schwarznasenschaf, Blacknosed Swiss, Visp, Visperschaf Switzerland Meat, wool
Van Rooy --- Van Rooy White Persian South Africa Meat
Vendéen --- --- France Meat

W[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Waldschaf --- --- --- ---
Waziri --- --- Pakistan Meat, wool
Weißes Bergschaf --- --- --- ---
Welsh Hill Speckled Face --- --- --- ---
Welsh Mountain sheep White Welsh Mountain sheep.jpg Defaid Mynydd Cymreig Wales Meat
Badger Face Welsh Mountain[note 6] Hello, how are ewe today?.jpg Defaid Idloes, Badger Faced Welsh Mountain, Welsh Badger-faced Wales Meat
Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep[note 6] Balwen Black Mountain ewe and lamb - Frampton - geograph.org.uk - 1763400.jpg --- Wales Meat
Black Welsh Mountain sheep[note 6] Black sheep Herriard Estate.jpg Defaid Mynydd Duon Wales Meat
South Wales Mountain[note 6] --- --- --- ---
Wensleydale File-Shorn Wensleydale.jpg --- England Meat
West African Dwarf --- Djallonke, Fouta Djallon sheep[133] West Africa and Central Africa[133] Meat
White Horned Heath --- --- --- ---
White Karaman --- --- --- ---
White Suffolk --- --- Australia Meat
Whiteface Dartmoor --- --- United Kingdom Meat
Whitefaced Woodland Sheep at Freightliner Farm.jpg Penistone sheep England Meat
White Maritza sheep White Maritza Sheep Iz6.JPG --- Bulgaria ---
Wiltipoll Wiltipoll.jpg --- Australia Meat
Wiltshire Horn Sheep, Broadnymett, North Tawton, Devon - geograph.org.uk - 449780.jpg --- United Kingdom Meat

X[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Xalda Ovejas Xaldas y sus crias.JPG --- Spain Meat[134]
Xaxi Ardia --- --- Spain[135] ---
Xinjiang Finewool --- --- China Meat, wool [136]

Y[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Yankasa Yankasa IMG 20200418 175545-1.jpg Nigeria Meat
Yellow sheep --- --- Yorkshire ---
Yemen White --- --- --- ---
Yiecheng --- --- --- ---
Yoroo --- --- --- ---
Yunnan Semifinewool --- --- --- ---

Z[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Zackel --- --- --- ---
Zaghawa --- --- --- ---
Zaian --- --- --- ---
Zaïre Long-Legged --- --- --- ---
Zakynthos --- --- --- ---
Zeeland Milk --- --- --- ---
Zel --- --- --- ---
Zelazna --- Zeleznienska Poland Meat
Zemmour --- --- --- ---
Zeta Yellow --- --- --- ---
Zlatusha --- --- --- ---
Zoulay --- --- --- ---
Zwartbles Zwartbles in Zeeland.jpg --- Netherlands Meat, milk, cheese
Zulu sheep --- Nguni South Africa Meat

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Arabi subtype
  2. ^ a b c Cheviot subtype
  3. ^ a b Han subtype
  4. ^ a b c Heidschnucke subtype
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Merino subtype
  6. ^ a b c d Welsh Mountain subtype

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Desilva & Fitch 1995a
  2. ^ a b Desilva & Fitch 1995b
  3. ^ a b c Desilva & Fitch 1995c
  4. ^ a b Desilva & Fitch 1995d
  5. ^ a b Desilva & Fitch 1995e
  6. ^ Desilva & Fitch 1995f
  7. ^ DAD-IS 2009a
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