Hampshire Sheep

STATUSLeast Concern

COMMON NAME (SCIENTIFIC NAME)Ovis aries

DIETLeaves, grass, hay, and clover

RANGENative to Hampshire, England, but are now globally domesticated

HABITATPastures, grasslands

Hampshire Sheep

Hampshire Sheep are a species of hornless sheep. Their wool is very strong and desirable for manufacturing purposes. This species originated from Hampshire in Southern England and was later brought into the United States in 1860. The breed disappeared during the Civil War and was reintroduced in the 1880s.

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