List of sheep breeds


List of sheep breeds

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

Comprehensive list of domestic sheep breeds

Sorted alphabetically.

A

*Acıpayam
*Adal
*Africana
*Alai
*Alcarreña
*Algarve Churro
*Alpines Steinschaf
*Altay (Altai)
*Ancon (Otter sheep)
*Apennine
*Arabi
**Afghan Arabi
**Algerian Arabi
*Arapawa Island
*Armenian Semicoarsewool
*Askanian
*Assaf
*Awassi

B

*Badger Face Welsh Mountain
*Balkhi
*Baluchi
*Barbados Blackbelly
**American Blackbelly (Barbado)
*Bardoka
*Basco-Béarnais
*Beltex
*Bentheimer Landschaf (Bentheim sheep)
*Bergamasca
*Berichon du Cher
*Beulah Speckled Face
*Bibrik
*Biellese
*Bizet
*Blackhead Persian
*Black Welsh Mountain sheep
*Bleu du Maine (Blauköpfiges Fleischschaf)
*Bluefaced Leicester
*Bond
*Border Leicester
*Boreray
*Bovska
*Braunes Bergschaf (Brown Mountain sheep)
*Brazilian Somali
*Brillenschaf (Carinthian sheep)
*British Milk sheep
*Bündner Oberland

C

*California Red
*California Variegated Mutant
*Cameroon sheep
*Campanian Barbary
*Castlemilk Moorit
*Cine Capari
*Charmoise
*Charollais
*Cheviot
**Brecknock Hill Cheviot
**North Country Cheviot
*Chios
*Cholistani
*Churro (Churra sheep)
*Cikta
*Clun Forest
*Coburger Fuchsschaf (Coburg sheep)
*Columbia
*Comeback
*Comisana
*Coolalee
*Coopworth
*Cormo
*Corriedale
*Cotswold
*Criollo

D

*Dala Fur sheep
*Dalesbred
*Dagliç
*Damani
*Damara
*Danish Landrace
*Debouillet
*Derbyshire Gritstone
*Deutsches Bergschaf (German Mountain sheep)
*Devon Closewool
*Devon Longwoolled
*Dorper
*Dorset
*Dorset Down
*Drysdale

E

*Easycare
*East Friesian (Ostfriesisches Milchschaf)
*Elliottdale
*English Leicester
*Estonian Ruhnu
*Exmoor Horn

F

*Fabrianese
*Faroes
*Fat-tailed sheep
*Finnsheep (Finnish Landrace sheep)
*Flanders Milk sheep (extinct breed)
*French Alpine sheep
*Friesian Milk sheep
*Fuglestad

G

*Galway
*Ganjia
*Gansu Alpine Fine-wool
*Gentile di Puglia
*Geschecktes Bergschaf
*Ghezel
*Gotland sheep
*Gotland Pelt
*Gökçeada
*Greyface Dartmoor
*Grey Troender
*Gromark
*Groningen Milk sheep (extinct breed)
*Gulf Coast
*Gute

H

*Hampshire
*Han
**Langzhou Large-tail Han
**Small-tail Han
*Hanzhong
*Harnai
*Hasht Nagri
*Hazaragie
*Hebridean
*Heidschnucke (German Heath)
**Graue gehörnte Heidschnucke (German Grey Heath)
**Moorschnucke (Weiße hornlose Heidschnucke, White Polled Heath)
**Weiße gehörnte Heidschnucke (White Horned Heath)
*Herdwick
*Herik
*Hill Radnor
*Hog Island
*Hu

I

*Icelandic sheep
*Inner Mongolian wool
*Île-de-France
*Istrian milk

J

*Jacob
*Jezerskosolcavska
*Juraschaf

K

*Kachhi
*Kajli
*Kamakuyruk
*Karakul
*Karayaka
*Katahdin
*Kerry Hill
*Kivircik
*Kooka
*Krainer Steinschaf
*Karagouniko

L

*Lacaune
*Landais
*Langhe
*Lati
*Latxa
*Leineschaf (Leine sheep)
**Leineschaf ursprünglicher Typ (Leine old type)
*Leicester Longwool (Bakewells Longwool)
*Lincoln
*Lithuanian Black-Headed sheep
*Llanwenog
*Lleyn
*Lohi
*Lonk
*Luzein sheep

M

*Maltese
*Manchega
*Manech
*Manx Loaghtan
*Masai
*Massese sheep
*Mehraban
*Merinizzata Italiana
*Merino
**Argentine Merino
**Arles Merino
**Booroola Merino
**Delaine Merino
**Fonthill Merino
**Karacabey Merino
**Medium-wool Merino
**Merinofleischschaft (German Mutton Merino)
**Merinolandschaf (German Merino)
**Merino Longwool
**Poll Merino
**South African Merino
**South African mutton merino (South African Meat Merino or SAMM)
**Strong Wool Merino
*Ming Black
*Moghani
*Montadale
*Morada Nova
*Moles

N

*Navajo-Churro
*Nellore
*Nolana sheep
*Norfolk Horn
*North Ronaldsay
*Norwegian Fur sheep

O

*Old Norwegian
*Orkney
*Ossimi
*Ouessant
*Oula
*Oxford

P

*Pag Island
*Pagliarola
*Panama
*Pedi Sheep
*Pelibüey
*Penistone - see Whitefaced Woodland
*Perendale
*Pinzirita
*Pitt Island
*Polwarth
*Polypay
*Portland
*Priangan
*Polish Heath
*Poll Dorset
*Poll Merino

Q

*Qashqai
*Qiaoke
*Qinghai Black Tibetan
*Qinghai Semifinewool
*Quadrella
*Quanglin Large-Tail

R

*Rabo Largo
*Racka
*Rambouillet
*Rasa Aragonesa
*Rauhwolliges Pommersches Landschaf (Pomeranian Coarsewool)
*Red Engadine
*Red Karaman
*Rhönschaf (Rhoen sheep)
*Rideau Arcott
*Romanov
*Romney sheep (Romney Marsh)
*Roslag
*Rouge de l'Ouest
*Rouge de Roussillon (Roussillon Red)
*Rough Fell
*Royal White
*Ruda
*Rya
*Ryeland
*Rygja

*Sahel-type
*Sakiz
*SAMM (South African Meat Merino)
*Santa Cruz
*Santa Inês
*Sardinian
*Šar Mountain
*Schoonebeker
*Schwarzköpfiges Fleischschaf (German Blackheaded Mutton)
*Schwarzes Bergschaf
*Scottish Blackface
*Shetland
*Shropshire
*Sicilian Barbary
*Skudde
*Soay
*Somali
*Sonid
*Sopravissana
*South Devon
*South Dorset
*South Hampshire
*South Suffolk
*Southdown
*South Wales Mountain
*Spælsau
*Spiegel
*St. Croix (Virgin Island white)
*Steigar
*Steinschaf
*Suffolk
*Sumavska
*Swaledale
*Swedish Fur sheep
*Swifter
*Schweizer Schwarzbraunes Bergschaf (Swiss Black-Brown Mountain sheep)
*Schweizer Alpenschaf (Swiss Alpine)

T

*Taleshi sheep (Iran)
*Tan
*Targhee
*Tautra (extinct)
*Teeswater
*Texel
*Thalli
*Tiroler Steinschaf (Tyrol Mountain)
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*Touabire
*Tsurcana
*Tukidale
*Tunis
*Tuj
*Türkgeldi

U

*Uda
*Ujumqin
*Ushant

V

*Valais Blacknose (Walliser Schwarznasenschaf)
*Van Rooy
*Vendéen

W

*Walachenschaf (Valachian sheep)
*Waldschaf (Bavarian Forest sheep)
*Wallis Country
*Waziri
*Weißes Bergschaf (Swiss White Alpine)
*Weißköpfiges Fleischschaf (German Whiteheaded Mutton)
*Welsh Hill Speckled Face
*Welsh Mountain sheep
** Badger Face Welsh Mountain sheep ("Defaid Idloes")
** Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep
** Black Welsh Mountain sheep
*Wensleydale
*West African Dwarf
*White Horned Heath sheep
*White Karaman
*White Suffolk
*Whiteface Dartmoor
*Whitefaced Woodland
*Wiltipoll (Wiltshire Poll)
*Wiltshire Horn

X

*Xalda
*Xaxi Ardia
*Xinjiang Finewool

Y

*Yankasa
*Yemeni
*Yemen White
*Yiecheng
*Yoroo
*Yunnan Semifinewool

Z

*Zackel
*Zaghawa
*Zagoria
*Zaian
*Zaïre Long-Legged
*Zakynthos
*Zeeland Milk
*Zel
*Zelazna
*Zemmour
*Zeta Yellow
*Zlatusha
*Zoulay
*Zwartbles

External links

* [http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/sheep/ Breeds of Livestock - Sheep Breeds] Department of Animal Science - Oklahoma State University
* [http://dad.fao.org/ Domestic Animal Diversity Information System]
* [http://www.sheep101.info/breeds.html Sheep101]


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