Also Known By: Muflone (Italian), Corsican Mouflon, European Mouflon, Musimon, Musmon, Sardinian
The Mouflon (Ovis musimon) is thought to be one of the two ancestors for all modern sheep breeds. It is reddish-brown
with a dark back-stripe, light colored saddle patch and underparts. The males are
horned and the females are horned or polled. It is now rare but has been successfully
introduced into central Europe, including Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovak
Republics, and Romania.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.