Southdown Sheep

The Southdown sheep was developed in Sussex, England. These sheep are used for sheep products like wool, milk, and meat.

Fast Facts

  • The average weight of a Southdown sheep's fleece is 3-5lbs. 
  • They are also called baby doll sheep.
  • Black Southdown sheep are rare. 

Scientific name

Ovis aries
Range  Europe & North America
Conservation status Not Evaluated
Diet Herbivore
Zoo name(s) Dot, Jasper, & Wednesday
Zoo location The Loop

 *Dot is the smallest, Jasper is medium sized, and Wednesday is the black fleece. 

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