Braunes Bergschaf, or Brown
Mountain, sheep are from the alpine regions of Bavaria (Germany), Tyrol
(Austria), Southern Tyrol (Italy), and the Swiss Canton of Engadine. In recent
years, Braunes Bergschaf Sheep have gained popularity beyond their original
borders. Brown Mountain Sheep are descended from the Tyrolean Steinschaf (Stone
Sheep), which can be of all colors, one color per sheep, and is rarely white.
Braunes Bergschaf are
medium-sized with a slender, hornless head, and a Roman nose profile. Their
ears are long, broad, and hanging. They have strong legs with hard hoofs. They
are extremely hardy and show no fear of heights. Non- seasonal breeding is
possible three times in two years, and twins are the norm.