Babydoll sheep

Babydoll sheep, also known as Southdown sheep, are a small breed of sheep originally from England.

Babydoll sheep distribution:

  1. United States: Babydoll sheep are primarily found in the United States, where they have gained popularity for their small size, gentle disposition, and suitability for small farms and hobby farms. They can be found in various states across the country, including but not limited to:
    • Oregon: Particularly in the Willamette Valley and other parts of the Pacific Northwest.
    • California: In regions such as Sonoma County and the Central Valley.
    • Texas: In areas with small farms and ranches.
    • New York: Especially in the Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes regions.
    • Michigan: Particularly in the western part of the state.

Babydoll sheep are also found in other states where there is interest in small-scale sheep farming and conservation grazing. They are valued for their wool, meat, and their ability to maintain pasture vegetation.

Babydoll sheep are a heritage breed, and efforts are underway to conserve and preserve their genetic diversity. They are known for their distinctive appearance, with a compact, stocky build and a short, teddy bear-like face.

Babydoll sheep in Zoos

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