Jacob Sheep

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Scientific Name
Ovis aeris

Type
Mammal

Lifespan
12-15 years

Size
34 inches

Average Weight
Female: 80-120 lbs
Male: 100-180 lbs

Group Name
Herd

Group Size
Varies

Name of Young
Lamb

We Eat:
We Live:
We Are:Threatened
It is estimated there are about 5,000 Jacob sheep worldwide.

Did you know?

  • Jacob sheep are a domesticated species. They are often considered an heirloom breed that retains much of their original characteristics.
  • HOrns are their most natable feature. Both female and males have them, however the horns of males are much larger. Jacob sheep may have as few as two and as many as six horns, but most commonly they have four. Rams have larger horns than ewes.
  • It is unknown where they were first domesticated. Some speculate that it is originally from Syria, Africa, or even descended from a British species of sheep.

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