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Two white Ossimi sheep standing in the dirt.Also Known As: Meraisi


The Ossimi is a carpet wool breed found in lower Egypt. It is white with a brown head. It will often times have a brown neck or brown spots as well. The males are usually horned as the females polled (hornless). It is a fat-tailed breed.




Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

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