Babydoll Southdown Sheep

Ovis aries aries southdown

Scientific Name

Babydoll Southdown Sheep:  
Ovis aries aries southdown

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

Baby doll Southdown sheep originated on the South Down Hills of Sussex County, England. They came to America in 1803.

Natural Habitat

They flourish on small plots of land, and are great foragers.

Physical Characteristics

Quick Facts

  1. They have cute woolly faces, which seem to smile.

  2. Baby doll sheep are intelligent and very docile to have as farm animals.

  3. Because of their strong flocking instinct babydolls do not do well as singles. They thrive on companionship and must be with their own kind or another breed of sheep or goat.

Exhibit

Delta Sonic Heritage Farm Children's Zoo

Conservation Status

Least Concern: The Babydoll Southdown Sheep is common or abundant and is likely to survive in the wild.

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Diet

Omnivore

Baby doll sheep require only grass or good quality hay and sheep salt mineral for maintenance.