Horns tend to sweep back more than mouflan rams but sometimes curl slightly like a urial. Grow 24 to 34 inches, reaching 36 & 1/4 inches in length. The average male weighs approx. 100 lbs, but can reach 150 lbs, while females average 60 lbs and up to 85.
Name: Red Sheep
Scientific Name: Ovis ammon gmenili
Red sheep originated in countries that are hard to pronounce, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, as well as in those countries with which we’re more familiar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Kashmir region of India and the mountains of northern Iran. Known also as Urial, Arkar, or Shapo sheep, they are considered one of the most beautiful of all wild sheep. Red sheep have reddish-brown coats with a distinctive white and black saddle patch and a white underbelly. Rams have a black ruff that extends from under its neck down its chest. Dining on grass, brush and leaves, the Red sheep can weigh as much as 200 pounds with an average height of 3 feet at the shoulder.
Prefer open, rough terrain. Red sheep are good climbers that spend much of their time in native habitats navigating hillsides, cliffs and rocky terrain. In the summer, older males are solitary or hang out in small bachelor groups. Wary behavior makes them skittish and run at any sense of danger, regardless of distance.
Up to 18 years.