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The Oveja Mallorquina


I could not resist taking a photograph of these beautiful sheep horns when I saw them at a friend’s place. The Mallorcan sheep is a handsome animal, called the Oveja Mallorquina. Most of us never see these creatures other than on a plate when we eat their succulent chops, legs or shoulders.

You will have a chance to see some prime samples of Mallorcan sheep, including the Oveja roja mallorquina, at this weekend’s Fira de Porreres, or at the upcoming Dijous Bo market in Inca (3rd week of November). Go and see what these animals look like in real life and show them to your children or grandchildren. They might be suitably impressed.


The photo (top) was chosen from my archive. It was taken near Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 30th, 2009. The time was 12:09:03. The photo (bottom) was taken from the Internet, courtesy of the Govern de les Illes Balears, Consejería de Agricultura y Pesca (Razas autóctonas de las Illes Balears). Moltes gràcies.

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