Belgium Milk Sheep are strongly influenced by Friesian Milk
Sheep. In all probability, the Belgium Milk Sheep descends from Flemish sheep.
Since the 19th century, Flemish sheep were selected for milk character. After
the Second World War, the other milk sheep breeds were added.
The Belgium Milk Sheep is a finely-built sheep which stands
on high legs. The body is wedge-shaped. The head is covered with fine white
hair. The abdomen is wooly, but slightly hairy. A typical characteristic of
Belgium Milk Sheep is the so-called "rat-tail." The fertility of the
breed is high. The udder is well-developed and the animals give much milk with
a creamy taste.