White Horned Heath sheep originated from the Grey Horned
Heath Sheep and was first developed as a separate breed at the beginning of the
20th century. The original herds consisted of both horned and polled animals. A
few years later they were divided into two breeds, the polled called White
Polled Heath or Moorschnucke.
Since 1949, the White Horned Heath has been recognized as a
new race. They are a small landrace breed which can be used to preserve heath
and moor areas. They are always pure white, both sexes are horned, the meat is
of very high quality and tastes like venison.