Corsican Sheep (American Blackbelly sheep)
Our Blackbelly sheep band is in the growth stages, and we presently have no ewes for sale, just rams.
Blackbelly Corsican sheep:
Native to the West Indies, the Barbados sheep crossed with the Mouflon a long time ago in Texas, has created the American Blackbelly Sheep or as some call it the Corsican Sheep. A Hair breed , these sheep have the black underbelly, inside of the legs, the back part of the thighs, and the hair inside the ears. With the rest of the body being a red-brown color with some white. Two black facial barbs extend down the muzzle medial to the eye, giving the breed an exotic "badger Like" appearance. Rams Weighing in at near 200 lbs and having beautiful sweeping argali style horns reaching 40 inches in length. This breed has a large "Lion" like manes of hair on the neck, and inherited cautious spooky nature from the Mouflon, this makes this breed very popular as a sport hunting exotic game animal. But that said, please know with proper care and human attention they can become quite quiet and social natured, and raising this breed as a meat animal or pet is quite easy.
About Corsican Ram Meat . . .
All breeds of Corsicans and Mouflons yield lean, delicate-flavoured meat with none of the “muttony” flavour, that many people find distasteful. The carcass is much leaner than domestic market sheep, and has a brighter red color. It resembled the carcass of a lean goat, and is often said by many people that the meat tastes more like beef than sheep.