Somali are hair sheep native to Somali in Africa where they
are reared primarily for meat production.
They are white with a black head. Both sexes are polled and
the breed belongs to the fat-rumped type. Somali sheep are the immediate
ancestor of the Blackheaded Persian which was developed in South Africa in the
late 19th and early 20th centuries and that has been widely used for
crossbreeding in many parts of Africa and elsewhere in the tropics.