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Jacob sheep The Jacob sheep is a rare breed of small, piebald (colored with white spots), polycerate (multi-horned) sheep. Jacobs may have from two to six horns, but most commonly have four. The most common color is black and white. Jacobs are usually raised for their wool, meat, and hides. Domestic sheep,Geotagged,Ovis aries,United States,Winter Click/tap to enlarge

Jacob sheep

The Jacob sheep is a rare breed of small, piebald (colored with white spots), polycerate (multi-horned) sheep. Jacobs may have from two to six horns, but most commonly have four. The most common color is black and white. Jacobs are usually raised for their wool, meat, and hides.

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  1. Hi - neat spotted sheep. Jacob is a breed, so this guy is still an Ovis aries. Posted 5 years ago

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Sheep are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name "sheep" applies to many species in the genus ''Ovis'', in everyday usage it almost always refers to ''Ovis aries''. Numbering a little over one billion, domestic sheep are also the most numerous species of sheep.

Sheep are most likely descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia. One of the earliest animals.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Feb 3, 2016. Captured Jan 2, 2015 11:03 in 1414 PA-611, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA.
  • NIKON D3200
  • f/6.3
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO800
  • 55mm