Welcome to the Blackbelly Sheep Book! Please join the community of American Blackbelly and Barbados Blackbelly sheep breeders who have written this book and add your expertise. This is a wiki—you can add info and photos to help other readers learn how to care for blackbelly sheep.

What Is a Blackbelly Sheep?

You can learn more in the Breed Descriptions chapter, but basically blackbelly sheep are hair sheep, meaning that they have hair instead of wool. There are two breeds of blackbelly sheep,

American Blackbelly are horned

Barbados Blackbelly are polled (no horns)

How to Use This Book

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  1. Opening one of the chapters listed in the left navigation panel and selecting a question that best matches yours. The answer is provided.
  2. Using the Search box at the top right of every page. Enter a term (such as "breech birth" or "hay") to locate all pages containing that term.

You Can Add Content to This Book!

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