Katahdin Hair Sheep, an American Heritage Breed. Katahdin Hair Sheep were originally developed on the Piel Farm in north central Maine near Mt. Katahdin. His purpose was to develop a new line of non-wool producing sheep (hair sheep) that would not require shearing, would prove hardy, reliable mothers, with good flocking instincts and high fertility. The perfect sheep to supply fresh lamb to the American table.
The Dorper is a South African breed of domestic sheep developed by crossing Dorset Horn and the Blackhead Persian sheep. The breed was created through the efforts of the South African Department of Agriculture to breed a meat sheep suitable to the more arid regions of the country. It is now farmed in other areas as well, and is the second most common sheep breed in South Africa.