I know that this specific sheep carries a dwarf gene and some guys in Australia managed to separate this gene and now produce dwarf Persian sheep in aussie as well... it is a super hardy sheep...Are you on Facebook? One of our members here has a page going on spotted sheep. Here's a link.
In Australia we are lucky in that we have a broad range of breeds from which we can produce an animal which is hardy and can withstand "difficult times" when required.we can produce "Painted Sheep"...www.facebook.com
And here is a link to his thread here, a lot of sheep lore and experience in these pages!
G'day to you all.After almost 20 years breeding our line of Suffolk’s we will over the next 12 months sell almost all of the flock and transition to a composite Hair flock. Starting from “scratch “by purchasing small lines of ewes and suitable rams along with some genes of our Suffolk’s we will...www.backyardherds.com