Armenian Sheep

The Armenian Mouflon (Ovis gmelini gmelini), also called the Anatolian Mouflon and Gmelin Sheep, is native to eastern Turkey, northeastern Iraq, northwestern Iran and a small area in Armenia. Regarded by many authorities as the probable ancestor of the European mouflon and the domestic sheep, the Armenian Mouflon Sheep has been introduced on private properties in many parts of the world.

The Armenian Mouflon male’s horns are supracervical, curving above and behind the neck. Female Armenian Mouflon are considerably smaller than males and may or may not grow horns.

The coloration of the Armenian Mouflon is reddish-tan with a faint grayish-white saddle patch. The underparts of the Armenian Mouflon, the lower legs and muzzle are white. The chest of the Armenian Mouflon Ram is dark brown. There is a narrow, brown flank band and brown markings on front of the upper legs. In winter, a short, black ruff grows on the lower neck and brisket of the Armenian Mouflon Ram. There is no bib.

At Texas Hunt Lodge you can hunt European and Armenian Mouflon, as well as any or all of the exotic Corsican Sheep and Urial Sheep.


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