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Calico Sheep

Calico sheep is a kind of sheep with more than one color in its coat. It is a mutation, but not a recognized breed.


Calico sheep are not related to the black and white sheep that are native to ancient Sudan and to South Africa.

The modern mutation was developed by breeding the Shetland sheep with Barbadian Black Belly Sheep.

  • The rams have a curled horn similar to Rocky Mountain Sheep.
  • The rams generally weigh up to about 100 pounds (45 kg).
  • The ewes will range in about the 90 pounds (41 kg) range.

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