Rahmany, or Rahmani, sheep
originated in northern Syria and northern Turkey and were introduced into Egypt
in the 9th century. The breed is named after Rahmania, a village in the Beheira
Governorate in Egypt.
They are believed to have
some resistance to internal parasites. They breed all year round and the
twinning rate is relatively high. They are the largest of the Egyptian sheep
breeds. They produce coarse/carpet wool and have a fat-tail. Their color is
brown, which fades with age.