Hawaiian sheep is in actuality a Corsican sheep of another color. It is
as with most Corsican types of sheep, a hybrid animal. This color variation
originated in and is named for our 50th state of Hawaii.
This animal is coal black in color with some strains having a reddish
outer layer of wool. They usually will have some white on its muzzle.
In fact this is the only area that any color other than black is allowed
on the Hawaiian.
Like the other species of sheep of this type the horns grow up, back,
down, forward, up again and then tip out. The horns of the Hawaiian are
also jet-black. Males can weigh up to 140-150 pounds while females will
usually weigh about half that much.
by Steve Mahurin on August 14, 2000.
25 North Heights
La Marque, Texas 77568