Ovis aries

Domestic Sheep

  • • Class: Mammalia Order Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae
    • Even-toed ungulates; sheep tails hang down (goat tails point up)
    • Male has big spiral horns; female has much smaller horns that are slightly curved. Some domestic breeds are hornless.
    • There are over 800 breeds of domestic sheep. Produce wool and meat. Sometimes considered detrimental to natural vegetation and native wildlife.
    • Diet: Mainly grasses

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