Charollais sheep is a medium to large domestic sheep, originally from east central France. It has gained huge popularity internationally as a provider of high-quality meat.
The Cheviot Sheep is a dual-purpose breed, being raised primarily for meat and wool. This breed gets its name from a range of hills of the same name in north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. A distinctive feature of the breed is that both male and female Cheviots are in constant demand for breeding purposes. Even to this day, the rams have proved to be good crossing sires for the production of lambs, especially with other hill breeds.
The Toggenburg Goat is a domesticated breed that developed for the first time in Switzerland. This goat is an important dairy breed and is known for its high-quality milk production. The breed is abundantly found throughout its habitat, and is presently spreading in other countries as well.
The Bardoka Sheep is a domestic sheep breed found in the Metohia region of Kosovo. Its name is derived from the Albanian word “Bardoka”, meaning white. The breed can adjust itself to varied environmental conditions, especially cold weathers; however, it cannot tolerate high humidity.
The Balkhi Sheep is a variety of large-sized, fat-tailed sheep that has been domesticated in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan. Primarily reared for the production of mutton, this breed is also known to grow wool. This breed is easily available, and is not under any threat of extinction.
The Bannur Sheep is a breed of highly-valued Indian sheep that were found in India’s Karnataka. They are popular for their excellent quality of meat, and are primarily reared for the same purpose.
The Bentheimer Landschaf Sheep is a breed that was developed in Germany. They are mainly bred for their fleece and meat. This breed of highly endangered and has primarily been used for landscape preservation.
The Acipayam Sheep (Acıpayam Sheep) is a crossbred domesticated sheep that was developed in Turkey. They are farmed both for their high-quality wool as well as meat. Because their production rate varies widely, selective breeding programs have been suggested to be implemented to keep the population stable.
The Africana is a breed of sheep indigenous to Colombia and Venezuela. The Africana sheep has mixed blood, and true specimens of this breed are limited to only a few flocks. With almost the same size and conformation as the Pelibüey, these domesticated sheep are mainly raised for the production of mutton. The Africana breed, which mostly comes in some shades of brown and tan, or similar hues, has been classified under the ‘hair breed’. Of the total sheep population, 36 percent are males and 64 percent females.
The Algarve Churro is a breed of sheep that was developed in Southern regions of Portugal. This is a very rare variety of domesticated breed that are mainly raised for meat production.