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 gmelini) 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]
Afghan Arabi[note 1] Afghanistan[3] Meat[3]
Africana Camura, Colombian Wooless, Pelona, Red African, Rojo Africana, West African[4] Colombia[4] Meat, woolly items[4]
Afrikaner Cape fattest tail South Africa Meat, pelts honed
Afrino South Africa Meat, wool, crossbreeding
Alai Kyrgyzstan[5] Meat, wool[5]
Alcarreña Spain[6] Meat[6]
Algarve Churro Portugal[7] Meat[8]
Algerian sheep[note 1] -mouton 594104331.jpg Ouled Jellal, Western Thin-tailed[9] Algeria[9] Meat[10]
Alpines Steinschaf Landwirtschaftliches Hauptfest Alpines Steinschaf Portrait.jpg Germany[11] Meat, wool, vegetation management[11]
Altay China[12] Meat[13]
American Blackbelly United States Trophy hunting
Ancon Otter sheep[14] United States[14]
Appenninica Toscana Schafe.jpg Appenninica, Bariscianese, Chietina Varzese, Perugina del piano[15] Italy[15] Meat[15]
Arabi Iran, Iraq[16] Meat[16]
Arapawa Arapawa merino.jpg New Zealand[17] Wool[18]
Arkhar-Merino Kazakhstan Wool
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
Balkhi Afghanistan, North-west Pakistan Meat
Baluchi Baluchi dumda, Mengali, Taraki, Shinwari, Araghi, Farahani, Kermani, Khorasani, Khurasani, Naeini, Neini, Yazdi Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan Wool
Barbados Blackbelly sheep Barbados blackbelly 2 Elkins.jpg Barbados Black Belly, Black Belly, Barbados Barriga Nigra Barbados Meat
Bardoka Sheeps drink from Lumbardh lake.jpg Kosovo Milk, meat, wool and research
Basco-Béarnais Basco-bearnaise brebis troupeau.jpg Spain, France Milk
Beltex Bélier beltex.jpg Belgium, The Netherlands Meat
Bentheimer Landschaf Bentheim sheep Germany Landscape preservation
Bergamasca Bergamasca.JPG Italy Meat
Berichon du Cher Berrichon du cher02 SDA2011.JPG France
Beulah Speckled Face Beulah sheep near Cwmrhybin - geograph.org.uk - 229622.jpg United Kingdom Meat
Bibrik Pakistan
Biellese Razza d'Ivrea, Piemontese Alpina Italy Meat, milk
Bizet Bizet01 SDA2011.JPG France Meat
Blackhead Persian Sheep in Pretoria SA.jpg Swartkoppersie Somalia Meat
Bleu du Maine Mouton bleu du Maine, Écomusée du pays de Rennes, France (adjusted).jpg Bazougers, Blauköpfiges Fleischschaf, Bluefaced Maine, Blue-headed Maine, Maine-Anjou, Maine à tête bleue, Mayenne Blue France Meat, Wool
Bluefaced Leicester Ewe and lambs in the garden.jpg United Kingdom Meat
Blue Texel Blauwetexelaar.jpg Netherlands Meat[24]: 765 
Bond Bond sheep.jpg Australia Wool
Border Leicester Border Leicester portrait.jpg United Kingdom Meat, wool
Boreray sheep Boreray Ram.jpg Scotland Meat, wool
Bovec sheep Bovška Ovca, Plezzana, Trentarka, Krainer Steinschaf Italy Meat, milk
Braunes Bergschaf 2006-09-12Braunes Bergschaf07.jpg Brown Mountain sheep[25] Germany[25] Meat, vegetation management[26]
Brazilian Somali Somali sheep.jpg Berbera Blackhead[27] Somalia[27] Meat[28]
Brianzola Italy Meat
British Milksheep United Kingdom[29] Milk[29]
Bündner Oberland Graubünden, Grisons[30] Switzerland[30] Vegetation management[30]

C[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
California Red United States Meat, wool
California Variegated Mutant Romeldales and handler.JPG CVM, Romeldale/CVM[31] United States[31] Wool[31]
Cameroon sheep Cameroon sheep.jpg West Africa[32] Meat[33]
Campanian Barbary Italy[34] Meat, milk[34]
Canadian Arcott Canadian Arcott Sheep Canada[35] Meat[36]
Cărăbaşă Black-headed Teleorman Tigaie Romania
Castlemilk Moorit Borris the ram.jpg Castlemilk Shetland, Moorit Shetland[37] Scotland[38] Hobby[37]
Charmoise Charmoises.jpg France[39] Meat[40]
Charollais Mouton Charollais.JPG France[41] Meat[41]
Cheviot Cheviot ewe and triplets.jpg Scotland[42] Meat, wool[42]
Border Cheviot[note 2] South Country Cheviot[43] United Kingdom[43] Meat[43]
Brecknock Hill Cheviot[note 2] Brecon Cheviot, Sennybridge Cheviot[44] Wales[44] Meat[45]
North Country Cheviot[note 2] North Country Cheviots - geograph.org.uk - 395334.jpg Scotland[46] Meat[46]
Chios Chios sheep breed.jpg Island of Chios[47] Milk[48]
Cholistani Pakistan[49] Meat[50]
Churra Sementales raza churra.jpg Spanish Churro[51] Spain[52] Meat, milk[53]
Cigaja Croatia Wool, milk
Cikta Hungary[54] Meat[54]
Çine Çaparı Turkey[55]
Clun Forest 1980 UK Ram of the Year (Clun Forest breed).jpg England[56] Meat, milk, wool[36]
Coburger Fuchsschaf Coburger Fuchsschaf Lamb 4 days old.jpg Coburg Fox Sheep[57] Germany[57] Vegetation management[57]
Columbia Ewe lamb, Columbia breed.jpg United States[36] Wool[58]
Comeback Australia[59] Meat, wool[59]
Comisana Pascoli Ragusani.JPG Lentinese, Red Head, Testa rossa, Faccia rossa[60] Italy[60] Milk[60]
Coolalee Coolalee.jpg Australia[61] Meat[61]
Coopworth Coopworth sheep.jpg New Zealand[62] Meat, wool[62]
Cormo Cormo sheep.jpg Australia and New Zealand[63] Wool[63]
Corriedale Corriedale sheep.JPG New Zealand[64] Meat, wool[64]
Cotswold Closeup of Cotswold.jpg United Kingdom[65] Meat, wool[65]
Criollo Creole, Chilludo, Colombian, Lucero, Pampa, Tarhumara, Uruguayan, Venezuelan[66] Central America[67] Meat[66]

D[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Dala Fur sheep Dala pälsfår[68] Sweden[68]
Dalesbred Sheep with interesting horns.jpg United Kingdom[69] Meat, wool[70]
Dagliç Turkey[71] Meat, milk[71]
Damani Pakistan[72] Meat, wool[72]
Damara Namibia[73] Meat[73]
Danish Landrace Klitfår.jpg Landfår, Klitfår[74] Denmark[74] Wool[74]
Debouillet United States[36] Wool[75]
Derbyshire Gritstone Derbyshire Gritstone.jpg United Kingdom[76] Meat[76]
Deutsches Bergschaf Weißes Bergschaf, White Mountain, Deutsches Weisses Bergschaf[77] Germany[77] Meat, wool[78]
Devon Closewool United Kingdom[79] Meat[80]
Devon Longwoolled Longwool sheep, Heronslake - geograph.org.uk - 655806.jpg Devon Longwool[81] United Kingdom[81] Meat, wool[81]
Dohne Merino Dohne, El Dohne Merino[82] South Africa[82] Meat, wool[82]
Dorper Dorper white ram.jpg South Africa[83] Meat[83]
Dorset Dorset sheep.jpg Dorset Horn, Dorset Horned[84] United Kingdom Meat[84]
Dorset Down Mouton Dorset Down.JPG United Kingdom[85] Meat[85]
Drenth Heath Sheep Drents Heideschaap.jpg Drents Heideschaap[86] Netherlands[86] Vegetation management[86]
Drysdale Drysdale ewe.jpg New Zealand[87] Wool[87]
Duben sheep Duben sheep 2.JPG Bulgaria wool

E[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Easycare United Kingdom[88] Meat[88]
East Friesian Ostfriesische milchschafe.jpg Ostfriesisches Milchschaf[89] Germany[89] Milk[89]
Edilbay Edilbaevskaya, Edilbaev Kazakhstan[90][91] Meat, tail fat[90][91]
Elliottdale Tasmania[92] Meat, Wool[92]
English Leicester Leicester sheep, Virginia.jpg Bakewell Leicester, Dishley Leicester, Improved Leicester, Leicester, Leicester Longwool, New Leicester[93] England[93] Meat[93]
Estonian Ruhnu Ruhnu maalammas[94] Estonia[94] Meat, wool[94]
Elinpelin sheep Elinpelin sheep 1.JPG - Bulgaria wool
Exmoor Horn Exmoor Horn in habitat.jpg Exmoor[95] Meat[95]

F[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
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, Wool, Milk, Landscape Management
Flanders Milk sheep Belgium
Forystufé Leadersheep, Forystukind Iceland Genetic conservation, herd management
French Alpine sheep France
Friesian Milk sheep Netherlands
Fuglestad Norway

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
Gansu Alpine Fine-wool Northwestern Chinese Merino, North-West China Merino China Wool
Gentile di Puglia Merinos d'Italia Italy Wool
German Whiteheaded Mutton Weißköpfiges Fleischschaf.jpg Weißkopf, Weißköpfiges Fleischschaf Germany Meat, wool
Gotland Gotland pelt sheep.jpg Gotland Pälsfår, Gotland pelt Sweden Meat, wool
Gökçeada Turkey
Greenlandic sheep kalaallit savaataat, sava Greenland Meat, wool
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
Gulf Coast Native Gulf Coast Native sheep.jpg Louisiana Scrub, Pineywoods Native Gulf Coast, United States
Guligas Uzbekistan
Guirra Mediterranean coast of Spain[96] Meat[96]
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 China
Île-de-France Ile de France 2.jpg Dishley Merino France Meat
Istrian milk Istarska ovca.jpg Istrian Pramenka Croatia, Slovenia Meat, milk

J[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Jacob Jacob sheep.jpg United Kingdom Meat, wool, hide, pet
Jezersko–Solčava sheep Krainer Brillenschafe Stübing 007.jpg Brillenschaf, Carinthian sheep, Seelaenderschaf, Spectacles Sheep[97] Slovenia[97] Meat[98]
Juraschaf

K[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Karacabey Merino Turkey
Kachhi Pakistan
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 Kashmir Wool
Karagouniko Greece

L[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Lacaune Brebis lacaune.jpg France Milk
Landais
Langhe
Lati
Latxa Latxa.jpg Lacha Spain Milk
Leccese Moscia Leccese Italy Wool, milk
Leineschaf Leineschaf.jpg Germany Meat, wool
Lincoln Lincoln Longwool Lamb.jpg Lincoln Longwool England Wool
Lithuanian Black-headed Lithuanian black-headed sheep (Belagro-2021).jpg Lietuvos vietines siurksciavilnês Lithuania Meat, wool
Llanwenog Llanwenog and Shropshire sheep - geograph.org.uk - 602713.jpg Wales Meat
Lleyn Lleyn sheep.jpg Dafad Llŷn Wales Meat
Lohi Pakistan Wool
Lonk Lonk ram, ewe and lamb.jpg Improved Haslingden England Meat, wool
Luzein sheep

M[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Magra sheep Magra Sheep Flock.JPG Bikaneri Chokhla, Chakri, Bikaneri Rajasthan, India Wool
Maltese Malta
Manchega Meseta herd.jpg Spain Meat, milk
Manech
Marwari Marwari Sheep.JPG India Meat, wool
Manx Loaghtan Manx loaghtan.jpg Loaghtyn, Loghtan Isle of Man Wool
Masai Kenya
Masham Masham sheep at Masham Sheep Fair 2010.jpg England Meat, wool
Massese sheep Massese.JPG 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] Argentina Meat, wool
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 Africa Meat, wool
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 Open Show Champion Montadale Ewe (23726474668).jpg 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 Nilgiri sheep's grazing in ooty lake side.jpg 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
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[99] 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 2017 APSA sale.jpg 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 Poland
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 China
Qiaoke China
Qinghai Black Tibetan China
Qinghai Semifinewool China
Quadrella Italy
Quanglin Large-Tail China

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 Engadinerschaf in den zwei Farbschlägen Braun und Schwarz, Schweiz.jpg Engadine Switzerland
Red Karaman Turkey
Red Maasai Maasai sheep, Kenya.jpg East Africa Meat
Rhoen sheep vegetation management
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
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
Sarja Turkmenistan Wool, meat
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)[100] Meat, wool
Serrai Serres+breed Serraika, Serron Greece, Serres Meat, milk, wool [101]
Shetland Shetland ewe.jpg Shetland Islands Meat, wool
Shropshire Shropshire Clark County fair.JPG United Kingdom Meat
Sicilian Barbary Sicily
Skudde Skudde Bock.jpg skudden Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland [102] Meat, vegetation management, felting
Soay Soay sheep lamb.png Scotland Meat
Somali Somali sheep.jpg Berbera Blackhead Somalia Meat
Sopravissana Italy Milk
South Devon United Kingdom
South Dorset United Kingdom
South Hampshire United Kingdom
Southdown Southdown Clark County fair.JPG United Kingdom Meat
South Wales Mountain Wales
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 Sweden
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 Wien-Schönbrunn, Zoo, der Haidachhof, Stall, Tiroler Steinschaf.JPG 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[103]
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 Mouton vendeen02 SDA2011.JPG France Meat

W[edit]

Name Picture Alternative name Origin Purpose
Waldschaf
Waziri Pakistan Meat, wool
Weißes Bergschaf
Welsh Hill Speckled Face Wales
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] Wales
Wensleydale File-Shorn Wensleydale.jpg England Meat
West African Dwarf Djallonke, Fouta Djallon sheep[104] West Africa and Central Africa[104] 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[105]
Xaxi Ardia Spain[106]
Xinjiang Finewool China Meat, wool [107]

Y[edit]

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

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 Desilva & Fitch 1995j
  4. ^ a b c Desilva & Fitch 1995c
  5. ^ a b Desilva & Fitch 1995d
  6. ^ a b Desilva & Fitch 1995e
  7. ^ Desilva & Fitch 1995f
  8. ^ DAD-IS 2009a
  9. ^ a b Desilva & Fitch 1995k
  10. ^ DAD-IS 2009d
  11. ^ a b DAD-IS 2009b
  12. ^ Desilva & Fitch 1995g
  13. ^ DAD-IS 2009c
  14. ^ a b Gidney 2007
  15. ^ a b c Desilva & Fitch 1995h
  16. ^ a b Desilva & Fitch 1995i
  17. ^ Desilva & Fitch 1995l
  18. ^ DAD-IS 2009e
  19. ^ a b c Desilva & Fitch 1995m
  20. ^ a b c Desilva & Fitch 1995n
  21. ^ a b Schoenian 2009a
  22. ^ a b AWEX 2010a
  23. ^ a b c Desilva & Fitch 1995o
  24. ^ Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg (2016). Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding (sixth edition). Wallingford: CABI. ISBN 9781780647944.
  25. ^ a b Desilva, Fitch & 1995ab
  26. ^ DAD-IS 2009p
  27. ^ a b Desilva, Fitch & 1995ac
  28. ^ Schoenian 2009f
  29. ^ a b Desilva, Fitch & 1995ae
  30. ^ a b c DAD-IS 2009q
  31. ^ a b c Desilva, Fitch & 1995bh
  32. ^ DAD-IS 2009r
  33. ^ Schoenian 2009h
  34. ^ a b Desilva, Fitch & 1995af
  35. ^ CA-GOV 2007a
  36. ^ a b c d Simmons 2001a
  37. ^ a b DAD-IS 2009s
  38. ^ Desilva, Fitch & 1995ag
  39. ^ Schoenian 2009i
  40. ^ DAD-IS 2009t
  41. ^ a b Desilva, Fitch & 1995ah
  42. ^ a b Desilva, Fitch & 1995ai
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