Painted Desert Sheep

Painted Desert are a spotted hair or shedding sheep.

Rams are horned and ewes may be polled (no horns) or horned. The ewes generally weigh from 60 - 120 pounds and rams generally weigh 75 - 200 pounds.

Originally, these sheep, were primarily used for “Trophies” due to their nice horns. As the popularity of the sheep increased, the focus has become on achieving recognition for these sheep for other markets such as meat, show, pasture/fenceline clearing, etc., and for simply being unique sheep deserving of recognition as unique breeds.