2 1/2 -4"
The Gulf Coast Native is the oldest type of sheep in the United States and
has existed in the southern regions for several centuries. Their origin in
unknown but descendants are of mixed breeding and developed largely through
natural selection under semi-tropical range conditions. They are open-faced
with white to brown color, small in size with refined skeletal structure,
without wool on the legs and underline and produce lightweight medium-grade
fleeces. They are very hardy and highly adapted to extensive management
conditions in the humid sub-tropical climates that exist in the southeastern
United States. They also have a unique innate tolerance to gastrointestinal
parasites and will breed during the summer months.