About Omahaki Sheep
Scientist Tony Whitaker noted that the origin of this flock was uncertain but it was known to have existed there for over fifty years. It was probably the remnant of a much larger feral flock that had its beginning in the Merino sheep that had been grazed on the open tops of the Ruahines in the previous century. There were indications that the proportion of black sheep in the Omahaki flock was increasing over the years.
Some Omahaki sheep have been brought out of the area, but often they are run with the very similar Mohaka sheep – which has led to a questioning of the purity of some individual animals.
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