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Breeds of Livestock - Criollo Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Criollo Sheep


Also Known As: Creole, Chilludo, Pampa, Colombian, Lucero, Tarhumara, Uruguayan, Venezuelan

The Criollo breed developed in the highlands of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela over hundreds of years. The ancestors of the present day Criollo is believed to be the Spanish Churro which was brought to this area in the mid-1500's. The present day breed has a coarse fleece of carpet wool type. They are typically white, black or pied.


Mason, I.L.1988. World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds. Third Edition. C.A.B International. 348 pp.


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