Ouessantsheep

The Ouessantsheep

The Ouessantsheep, also known as Breton mini sheep, is the smallest sheep in Europe with a withers height of approx. 45 cm. It originates from the Île d’Ouessant which is in the Atlantic French Ocean. It has no trees and a very harsh climate. That is why only the strongest and frugal animals survived and formed this small, robust breed that can cope with worst conditions.

The majority of Ouessantsheep (> 70 %) are of black colour but there are also grey, white and brown animals. The males have spiral formed horns, the females have either  very small or no horns.