The Corsican sheep, or Corsican Ram, is probably the most hunted of all the exotics in the United States. The Corsican is a hybrid sheep that began its history in Texas about 40 years ago. There are several color variations to choose from when hunting a Corsican Sheep, and with these color variations come different names.
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Corsican Sheep are the result of initial crosses between the Mouflon Sheep with a wide range of other sheep including the Barbados Blackbelly. Based on the various color paterns, Corsican Sheep have evolved into several different breeds including the American Blackbelly Sheep, Texas Dall Sheep, Black Hawaiian Sheep, Painted Desert Sheep, and those still referred to as Corsican Sheep.
The Texas Dall Sheep is considered a white colored Corisican, as well as the Hawaiian Black Sheep, all black with black colored horns. The only white allowed on the Hawaiian Black Sheep is a little splash of white on the muzzle.
The most recent addition to the Trophy Corsican Sheep scene is the Painted Desert sheep. These are Corsican sheep that are bi, tri, and even quad colored.
The Corsican Sheep have horns, not antlers, which do not shed and continue to grow. Corsican Sheep weigh between 130 and 160 lbs. The males have horns that can weigh 30 pounds, which is more than all the bones in his body combined. Females, called ewes, also have horns that are smaller. The meat is edible although it will have a gamey taste. There are several ways to marinate and prepare the meat to help reduce the gamey taste.
At Texas Hunt Lodge you can hunt any or all of the exotic Corsican Sheep.