The breed, also known as Spanish Sheep, combines two unusual features for sheep: the sheep are piebald with areas of black or grey patches – and often polykeratous or multi-horned. Both, males and females can carry 2 to 6 horns. Most common are four horns.
In Germany, this breed was never widespread, it probably comes from Asia Minor and is held mainly in Great Britain.
In 1960, there were no more animals on mainland Europe, and only a few hundred animals remained in Great Britain. Some dedicated breeders managed to start an association with the aim to increase the number of animals again. Also in Germany, there are Jacob Sheep again, but only a few hundred animals.
First paintings with Spanish Sheep date from the 17th century and earlier. They show that the animals were often kept in aristocratic parks because of their special appearance.
Great Britain, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, USA, Israel
Summer is over - days are getting shorter again - man and nature begin to slow down. For the remaining time until Christmas we have put together a program for young and old with activities suitable for this season.
You can study the complete program online in our park calendar, take the flyer in the park shop or download it. […]
In addition to numerous animals to be discovered, the Hochwildschutzpark also offers various facilities for fun and play - for young and old.
Right next to the bear enclosure, you can swing the tarzan swing over the "bear creek" to the barbecue area at the Volkenbacher Weiher. And - if you have reserved the barbecue in advance (20 €) - reward yourself with freshly grilled food. […]