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Three white and black Ushant sheep eating grass.Also Known By:  Ouessant, Ouessantin (French), Breton Dwarf 


The Ushant is found in the region of Brittany in France. They are a carpet wool breed. Most animals are black in coloration with a few white individuals also occurring. It is a dwarf breed with the males being horned and the females polled (naturally hornless). The breed is rare.




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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