Hybrid Sheep (Jacobs Sheep, Painted Desert)
Painted Desert Corsican Ram
The Painted Desert sheep originated as well in Texas on game ranches by crossing Mouflon with Rambouillet or a Texas dall. The term "Painted Deserts" was named by hunters wishing to ad this colour sheep to their trophy room. The Painted Desert Sheep is a spotted hair sheep, and color's can be very wild with mixes of up to four or five different colors, but always with the white base coat color. Rams can weigh up to 200 lbs and have horns up to 40". Before being established as a separate breed, it was considered by many to be a part-coloured Corsican. Long desired by hunters because of the large horns and aesthetic, flashy looks, the Painted Desert is now very popular among exotic hunters wishing to collect this fancy breed.
Called the Desert Dragon the 4 horned sheep lives up to its name, having a dragon like exotic look with 4 horns coming out of its head. These sheep are derived by selective breeding with the Mouflon and Jacob or Churro ancestry. This ram makes an amazing conversation piece in any trophy room. We have limited numbers of trophy size desert dragon rams available.