1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Mouflon

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MOUFLON, or MUFLON, the wild sheep (Ovis musimon) of Corsica and Sardini, where it is now very local. The ewes are either hornless or provided with quite small horns, the hornless form being probably characteristic of one island and the horned of the other. The rams carry good horns, and in summer show a conspicuous light saddled-shaped mark on the otherwise dark-coloured coat. The Armenian mouflon (O. orientalis) of Persia, Armenia, and the Tröodos range of Cyprus, is typically a larger and redder sheep, with the horns curving in the reverse direction; but the Cyprian race is small. (See SHEEP.)