Originating in Idaho in the early 1900's, the Panama began as a cross
between Rambouillet rams and Lincoln ewes. Following approximately five years
of crossbreeding, rams and ewes were inter se mated to establish the breed.
The Panama is a hardy breed that is highly adapted to range areas with ample
feed conditions. They are polled, resemble the Columbia breed but are more
intermediate in size and produce a heavy, dense medium-grade fleece with a
long staple length.