Black Hawaiian

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There is no exact origin for the Black Hawaiian as there is an on-going controversy on how the breed came to be. One theory of the Hawaiian Ram is the result of crossbreeding a mouflon with a domestic Hawaiian sheep. The other theory is that they are Barbados sheep with a gene mutation causing a dilution of the red color gene making them appear black. We’re not siding with either theory, but for the name’s sake, we chose the Hawaiian Islands to represent this mysterious creature’s origin. They are considered a rare and popular species, they are solid black with occasionally graying around the nuzzle they sometimes appear to have a reddish tint to their wool in sun exposure. They are very aggressive toward other rams and are often found fighting for dominance and territory. You may get an opportunity to witness their dominance display as you are choosing your trophy. When males develop their horns, they start jet black and can turn to a deep brown as the Ram ages. Mature rams on average display horn length between 20 - 39 inches however some horn lengths can grow to a length of 40+ inches. There are five different horn types.