Criollo Sheep
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Criollo sheep are the highlands of Colombia, Ecuador,rnMexico, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela and Guatemala over hundreds of years. They arernknown by some other names such as Venezuelan, Uruguayan, Tarhumara, Colombian,rnLucero, Creole, Chilludo, and Pamba. Spanish settlers brought the Churra withrnthem in the mid sixteenth Century. The Churra is believed to be the ancestor ofrnthe modern day Criollo sheep. Today, they are raised mainly for meatrnproduction.rnrn 

rnrnThey are relatively small sheep and they are generally blackrnand also white or pied. They have a coarse fleece of carpet-type wool. The ramsrnon average weight around 32.8 kg at maturity. And average live body weight ofrnthe mature ewes is about 26.1 kg.

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