Painted Desert Sheep

Painted Desert Sheep

FUN FACTS

  • Corsicans are crosses from decades of mixing the shedding European Mouflon sheep with most wool sheep, including Churro, Jacob, Merino, Horned Rambouillet, etc.

  • Painted Desert Sheep have multiple colors and patterns.

  • In 1997, a Painted Desert registry was started in Texas.

  • In 2009, the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. was established to promote all Corsican sheep, including the Painted Desert sheep.

  • In order to register a Painted Desert sheep, they must two separately distinguishable colors.

  • Texas Painted Desert sheep were first created for hunting; but now that they have gone mainstream, they are being marketed for meat, show, and pasture clearing.