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Black Hawaiian Sheep

Black Hawaiian Sheep
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Black Hawaiian Sheep

About

There is some controversy on how the Black Hawaiian breed was started. Some say it is a cross of Mouflon and black hair sheep from the Hawaiian islands. Others say they are Barbados with a dilution of the red color gene making them black. They have a thick black coat and are usually black all over, although some sport a white muzzle.

Fun Facts
  • The Black Hawaiian is primarily a browser, feeding on weeds and occasionally tender grass shoots.
  • Because they shed their woolly undercoat in winter months, these sheep do not require shearing.
  • Their agility enables them to thrive in various terrains, including steep, rocky hillsides.
Conservation

Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.