According to the Oklahoma State University, "The Barbado breed originated in Texas. The breed originated from Barbados Blackbelly sheep which were crossed with Rambouillet and mouflon. One of the uses of the Barbado is as a trophy animal on game ranches due to its large curled horns. The Barbado should not be confused with the Barbados Blackbelly although the two are related."
Note that in some areas these are called American Blackbelly Sheep. Not to be confused with the Barbadoes Blackbelly which is a polled breed, the Barbado sheep rams do have horns.
Barbado sheep are an easy to care for breed that does not need shearing or tail docking.
Some people claim them to be wild but I have not found that to be the case except with a couple of ewes we purchased when they were mature. If raised right these sheep are gentle and friendly.
Horns can be used as handles but can be dangerous too, and can get caught in fences..
From BaaRamEweSheep May 3 2013 9:11AM