Pomeranian Coarsewool Sheep
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rnrnPomeranian Coarsewool Sheep, alsornknown as just Pomereranian, or Pommersches Rauhwollschaf; Pommernschaf; or RauhwolligesrnPommersches Landschaf) is an old domestic sheep breed from the Pomerania regionrn(split between Germany and Poland). The first records of similar sheep inrnPomerania can be traced to more than 3000 years ago. They are raised primarilyrnfor meat and vegetation management.

rnrnPomeranian Coarsewool Sheep arernpolled (hornless), and have a black head with slate-blue or grey wool on thernbody; the lambs are born completely black. Their legs are covered with wool,rnand have a blue tongue. Their fleece has shorter hairs amongst the longer wool.

rnrnInitially, Pomeranian Sheep were calledrnGrauwollschafe ("greywool sheep"), which in time changed tornRauhwollschafe ("coarsewool sheep"). They almost vanished in thernsecond half of the 20th century, when the population dropped below 100 and itrnwas placed on the Red List of endangered livestock breeds. Their population hasrnsince recovered somewhat.

rnrnPomeranian Coarsewool Sheep arernvery hardy and are able to live outside all year, they even raise lambs in thernsnow. They thrive on poor forage. rnrn

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