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