Barbados Blackbelly Sheep

Black Bellied SheepPhoto by Autumn Shoemaker

Scientific Name: Ovis aries aries

Sheep were one of the earliest animals to be domesticated for agricultural purposes and are now raised for fleece, meat and milk.
  • Size: Weight: females, 85 to 100 pounds, males, 100-130 pounds
  • Diet: Herbivores, grazing on grass and other short roughage
  • Habitat: Domestic animal; lives primarily on farms and ranches
  • Range in the Wild: Domestic animal, originated from Barbados with African ancestry

Conservation Status
No special status.