Romanovs originated in what was previously the Soviet Union in the 18th
Century and have been in the United States since about 1986. Considered to be
one of the most prolific breeds in the world, they are a hardy and adaptable
breed know for their early sexual maturity, out of season breeding, multiple
births, ease of lambing and mothering abilities. Romanovs are born black and
lighten to a soft gray as they grow their secondary fleece coat. The wool
color is almost always lost on the first cross with white wool type breeds.