Also Known By: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 type wool. they are
typically white, black or pied.
Mason, I.L. 1988. World Dictionary of lIvestock Breeds. Third Edition. C.A.B. International.