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Navajo-churro sheep

Children’s Farms·Mammal

This sheep has double-coated fleece that can weigh four to six pounds. The inner coat provides insulation and the outer repels snow and rain. They are a multipurpose animal, used for wool, meat, and dairy. Native Indians acquired Navajo-Churro sheep for food and fiber. Within a century, herding and weaving became a major asset for people of the Navajo Nation.

  • Conservation StatusThreatened
  • Life spanup to 8 years
  • Body size85-175 lbs.
  • Native habitat Farms of Spain, North America
  • DietGrass and sage
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