Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Fat Tailed Sheep Fun Facts
Fat Tailed Sheep
A few interresting fun facts
Some sheep have fat or broad rumps / tails. These sheep comprise 25% of the world's sheep population. They are very hardy and adaptable, able to survive tough challanges of desert life.
It is not customary to dock their tails. In fact, the tail fat is a delicacy in some cultures sheep tail fat is called "Allyah" in Arabic. Historical religious text (Hadith) claims that sheep fat is a cure for sciatic lower back and leg pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve.