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Barbados Blackbelly Sheep at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep

Ovis aries

Family

Bovidae, the cow and gazelle family.

Conservation Status

Common

Distribution

Worldwide.

Habitat

Extremely versatile they exist in a wide variety of habitats worldwide, ranging from temperate mountain forests to desert conditions. This breed thrive in the hot, humid environments that are challenging for most sheep but also do well in colder climates.

Factoid

The Barbados Blackbelly is a hair sheep breed which means they do not grow wool but have course hair instead. Thus, they do not need to be sheared.

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