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Painted Desert Sheep are spotted hair sheep that receivernmost of their influence from Mouflon sheep. Before being established as arnseparate breed, they were considered by many to be a parti-colored Corsican.rnOther early influence came from Merino and Rambouillet sheep, and a fewrnfour-horned individuals stem from Jacob or Churro ancestry. Long desired byrnhunters because of the large horns and aesthetic, flashy looks, the PaintedrnDesert is now popular among exotic and alternative livestock fanciers.rnrn 


rnrnPainted Desert sheep shed their short winter woolrnnaturally each spring, leaving a glossy, slick coat. Their colors can be veryrnwild with mixes of up to four or five colors. They breed out of season and lambrntwice a year, with twins and even triplets occurring often. They produce arncarcass of lean meat without a muttony taste. Rams must show Mouflon influencernby sporting a luxurious mane in addition to large, heavy horns of homonymous,rnsupracervical or polycerate types. Some ewes may be horned.rnrn



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United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.
www.unitedhornedhairsheepassociation.org
The UHHSA is an incorporatedrnnon-profit organization representing several horned hair sheep breeds. We workrnto promote and conserve our wonderful breeds as well as registering thernsheep.  Our breeds include Black Hawaiian Sheep, Corsican Sheep, DesertrnSand Sheep, Mouflon Sheep, Multi-horned Hair Sheep, New Mexico Dahl Sheep,rnPainted Desert Sheep,  Texas Dall Sheep, and American Heavy Horned Sheep
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