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A brown Africana sheep standing in a pen.Other Names: Pelona, Camura, Red African, Rojo Africana, Columbian Wooless, West African


The Africana is found in Colombia and Venezuela. They are usually brown, ranging in shade from tan to brown and cherry-red to dark red. They are very similar to the Pelibüey in size and confirmation. The breed is polled and the male is sometimes maned.

A brown Africana sheep and lamb standing in the dirt.












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


Hair Sheep of Western African and the Americas: A Genetic Resource for the Tropics. (H.A. Fitzhugh and G.E. Bradford, eds.), A Winrock International Study, 1983.

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