The Africana sheep is a breed of domestic sheep which was originated from Colombia. It is also known by some other names such as Camura, Colombian Wooless, Camura, Pelona, Rojo Africana, Red African and West African. Today the breed is found mainly in Colombia and Venezuela.
Currently it is raised mainly for meat production, and it is also classified as a hair sheep breed. However, read some more information about this domestic sheep breed below.
Africana Sheep Characteristics
The Africana sheep are smaller to medium sized animals. They are mainly brown in color, ranging in shade from tan to brown and cherry-red to dark red. They often have some shade of tan to brown.
Both rams and ewes are generally polled, and the rams are sometimes maned. They are about the same size and confirmation as the Pelibuey sheep.
Average live body weight of the mature Africana sheep is between 30 and 50 kg. Photo and info from ansi.okstate.edu and Wikipedia.
The Africana sheep is a meat sheep breed. It is raised mainly for meat production.
The Africana sheep are relatively strong and hardy animals. And they are well adapted to their native climates.
Along with the availability in their native area, these animals are also found in Venezuela.
Today the breed is raised mainly as a meat sheep breed for producing meat. But it is classified as a hair sheep breed. However, review full breed profile of this breed in the following chart.
|Other Names||Also known by some other names such as Camura, Colombian Wooless, Camura, Pelona, Rojo Africana, Red African and West African|
|Breed Purpose||Mainly meat|
|Special Notes||Relatively hardy and strong animals, well adapted and do well in their native climate, today found mainly in Colombia and Venezuela, raised mainly for meat production, classified as a hair sheep breed|
|Weight||Mature animal’s average live body weight is between 30 and 50 kg|
|Climate Tolerance||Native climates|
|Color||Mainly brown (ranging in shade from tan to brown and cherry-red to dark red)|
|Country/Place of Origin||Colombia|