The Corsican ram is a hybrid sheep resulting from the initial cross-breeding of a Mouflon Sheep and Barbados Blackbelly. This hybrid began it's history a mere 40 years ago right here in Texas.
Do you see a resemblance in the Corsican sheep to the Black Hawaiian, Texas Doll sheep, and the American Blackbelly sheep? You should, all three of these rams are subspecies of the Corsican Sheep. The Corsican sheep we have today are from a cross breed of Mouflon sheep and Barbados Blackbelly. The most recent addition to the family is the Painted Desert sheep.
When males reach maturity they become very aggressive and begin to fight to determine dominance and hierarchy. They are most active in the early and late hours when it is cooler. Corsican males weigh between 130 and 160 lbs; females weigh between 80 to 100 lbs.
The males' horns can weigh up to 30 lbs and can outweigh the rest of the bones in their bodies, combined. The average horn starts at 14 inches and as they mature the horn length will vary between 25 to 38 inches. Females, (ewes), also have smaller horns.