About German Blackheaded Mutton Sheep
German Blavkhead mutton, or Schwarzkopf Fleischschaf, are from Westphalia,
They are medium-sized, white sheep that are wide and long with
dark-brown to black head, ears, and legs. They grow crossbred wool with a tight
and firm staple that protects them in a wet climate.
In 1850, blackheaded meat breeds, such as
Leicester, Southdown, and Hampshire were imported from England into Saxony to
be crossed with local breeds. Thirty years later, breeding of these sheep
started more in Westfalia and Eastern Prussia than in Saxony. The
Merinofleischschaf (Merino mutton sheep) was prevalent in Saxony.