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Blackbelly Barbados ...

Following the colonization of the island of Barbados by the English in 1627 the Blackbelly Barbados was originated and evolved.


Are a hair sheep covered with a medium to thick-hair (no wool)

Are all shades of brown, tan, or yellow with black bellies

Originally both sexes were polled (no horns)  but today's Blackbelly rams may have horns  

Adapt to widespread environments

Have a high prolificacy, averaging 2 lambs per ewe at lambing

Easy lambings

Excellent mothers

Parasite tolerance and resistance

Low Maintenance

Clean, lean, great tasting meat

Ewe weight is between 80 and 100 pounds.  Ram weight is between 100 to 125 pounds.

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