Criollo sheep mainly raised for meat. The breed is originated in the highlands of central and South America.
Criollo sheep breed information
They come in different colors like white, black or pied.
The mature Criollo ram weighs 33 kg (70 lb) and ewes weigh 26 kg (58 lb).
Average litter size Criollo is 1.02 lambs.
The wool is a carpet type.
Things to know
Spanish settlers in the mid 16th century brought the Churra with them, these are believed to be modern-day Criollo.
Brief characteristics of Criollo sheep
|Breed Name||Criollo sheep|
|Other Name|| Creole, Chilludo, Pampa, Colombian, |
Lucero, Tarahumara, Uruguayan, and Venezuelan
|Country/Place of Origin||South and Central America|
|33 kg (70 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||26 kg (58 lb)|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|