Also Known As: Berbera Blackhead, Blackheaded Somali, Pecora somala a testa nera (Italian), Ogaden
The Somali is a hair sheep which is reared primarily for meat production. They are
white with a black head. Both sexes are polled and the breed belongs to the fat-rumped
The Blackhead Persian, which was developed in South Africa, originated from the Somali breed.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.