Priangan Sheep

About Priangan SheepAbout Priangan Sheep

Priangan Sheep are from Priangan(a mountainous region in West Java province on the island of Java in Indonesia). They are raised for meat and sport fighting. Priangan rams are selected for size, horn size, and for fighting ability. The champion rams are highly priced and may fetch up to 300,000 rupiah ( US $722 ). However, they are not used for breeding during their fighting career as it is feared that mating would deprive them of their taste for fighting.  

Priangan is a variety of the Javanese Thin-tailed sheep. Some indications are that Africander and Merino breeding were introduced in the 19th century. They are usually black or pied, occasionally individuals will be gray or tan. Males are horned and females are polled. Individuals often lack external ears.