Calico sheep

sheep breed

Calico sheep is a kind of sheep with more than one color in its coat.[1] It is a mutation, but not a recognized breed.


Calico sheep are not related to the black and white sheep that are native to ancient Sudan[2] and to South Africa.[3]

The modern mutation was developed by breeding the Shetland sheep with Barbadian Black Belly Sheep.[source?]

  • The rams generally weigh up to about 100 pounds (45 kg).
  • The ewes will range in about the 90 pounds (41 kg) range.[source?]

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