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Barbado

Barbado Sheep (aka, Blackbelly Sheep). Brown fur with a black belly. A form of domestic sheep from the Caribbean island of Barbados

These sheep are able to tolerate heat and exhibit more stamina than most breeds of sheep. They are fleet of foot and in many ways resemble deer. They are "hair sheep," which means they do not grow wool but have coarse hair instead. If raised in cooler climates, they often develop a wool undercoat that they shed in the spring.

They are raised primarily for meat and are widely distributed, with populations in twenty-five countries in the Americas, Asia and Europe. They are most abundant in the Caribbean region, in Mexico and in Peru.