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Barbado Sheep

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself

Gender: Both

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

4/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat production

5/5

Milk production

4/5

Fleece quality

N/A

Commercial value

5/5

Barbado Sheep

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Canada

Posted May 03, 2013

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.

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