Barbados Black Belly Sheep
Registered (Pure Bred)
Barbados Black Belly Sheep are able to tolerate heat and exhibit more stamina than most breeds of sheep. They are fleet of foot and in many ways resembles deer. They are “hair sheep,” which means they don’t grow wool, but instead they have coarse hair. If raised in cooler climates, they often develop a wool undercoat that they shed in the spring.
Black Belly sheep will breed all year round unlike most domestic sheep. They are very disease resistant and parasite tolerant, and these genetic traits have created a demand for Black Belly sheep in crossbreeding operations. These sheep can be raised with very little grain, and do not require intensive management. Black Belly sheep range in color from light tan to a dark mahogany red, with black stripes on the face and black legs, belly, inguinal region, chin, and chest, which gives this herbivore its name.
*Animals are available for pickup @ farm or can be shipped at purchaser’s expense.*