Black Hawaiian Sheep are the
source of some controversy. Some say they are a cross of Mouflon and black hair
sheep from the Hawaiian islands. Others say they are Barbados sheep with a
dilution of the red color gene making them black. They have a thick black coat
and are usually black all over, although some sport a white muzzle.
Like the other species of sheep of
this type, their horns grow up, back, down, forward, up again, and then tip
out. The horns of the Black Hawaiian are jet black. Males can weigh up to 140
to 150 pounds while females usually weigh about half that much. They are raise
primarily for trophy hunting.