Breed of English origin, the Suffolk is the result of the crossing undertaken at the end of the 18th century between Norfolk ewes and Southdown rams.
The Suffolk ram is easily identifiable thanks to its black head and legs. Its head is devoided of horns and wool, and is covered with fine, shiny black hair. The ewe has long black ears, which are drooping in the male.
Its many qualities make the Suffolk very popular in Great Britain and the breed was introduced in France at the end of the 19th century.
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