Tong sheep originate from Mongolian sheep. They are able to
withstand unfavorable environmental conditions and are found in the high plains
of the northern Shaaxi Province of China, where the average temperature is 13C
and annual precipitation is 520 to 600 mm (20-24 in). Their wool is carpet
wool. Wool production is low.
Tong sheep have the ability to deposit fat in their tail.
Tong lambs have beautiful curls that look like pearls. Coats made from the
pelts provide warmth with light weight.