Blackhead Persian Sheep
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Blackheaded Persian sheep originated in the arid regions ofrneast Africa in what is now Somalia. They are  a fat-rumped breed and both sexes are polled.rnBlackheaded Persians have a white body and black head and neck with the tworncolors sharply distinguished.

They found their way to the tropics of the Caribbean regionrnvia South Africa many years ago. The Caribbean population has adapted well tornthe humid tropics. Blackheaded Persian sheep are one of the breeds that werernused to develop Dorper sheep.

Harlequin orrnSpeckled Persians

SomernBlackheaded Persians have solid colored heads, legs and tails, while their bodyrnis covered with spots and patches on a white background. The pattern on eachrnindividual sheep is unique. These are referred to as Harlequin Persians or Skilder Sheep. The word Skilder in Afrikaans means painted sheep. Skilder Persiansrnare attractive and can also be black, brown, red, tri-color or blue.


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