Blackbelly sheep are indigenous to the Caribbean island of Barbados. They descend
from sheep brought to the islands from West Africa during the slave era.
Blackbellies are antelope like in appearance, brown tan or yellow in color,
with black points and under-parts. Both ewes and rams are polled or have only
small scurs or diminutive horns.
They may have
some visible fuzzy wool undercoat within their hair coat, but it should shed
along with the hair each year. Barbados Blackbelies are noted for their extreme
hardiness and reproductive efficiency. They are one of the most prolific sheep
breeds in the world.