Corsican/Texas Dall/Hawaiian Black/Painted Desert Sheep

Axis | Mouflon Sheep | Fallow | Japanese Sika Deer | Corsican Sheep
Texas Dall Sheep | Blackbuck Antelope | Pere Davids Deer

The Corsican sheep is a stocky breed with wide sweeping horns that makes a wonderful addition to any trophy room. Rams will weigh 120-150 lbs, and are noticably stouter in the body than a mouflon. Widespread horns of 26 to 36 inches, and heavy beards make them an impressive trophy.  

It comes in many color forms, natural color is tan with black belly, flanks, and heavy black beard. Some may exibit a white saddle patch which hints of a mixed ancestry with mouflons. The white version is referred to as the Texas Dall as its color and sweeping horns resemble the Alaskan Dall sheep. The black version is referred to at the Hawaiian Black in reference to the black feral wool sheep present on the Hawaiian islands. Painted Desert rams get their name from the blotched 'paint' color pattern. 

Trophies of Mouflon, Corsican, Texas Dall, Hawaiian Black make up the 'Texas Slam' - the exotic version of the "Grand Slam"- an obtainable goal at Kent Creek Ranch. 

While the name of the Corsican sheep suggests an ancestry off the coast of Italy, this is an often reinforced misnomer. Unlike the mouflon, the Corsican sheep is not a naturally ocuring species, rather a feral breed. This breed that was developed on the YO ranch for the hunting industry by crossing black-bellied Barbado sheep with several other breeds such as rambolet and mouflon. While their ancestry is not wild, that makes them no less wary under pressure. This is a wonderful quarry to chase on foot with archery tackle, and is by no means a guarantee of success.