Monthly Archives: June 2015

Rare, Centuries-Old New Mexico Sheep Breed Back From The Brink

A nearly extinct breed of sheep brought over in the mid-1500s by the Spanish is getting a new life in New Mexico. One breeder is bringing the exceedingly rare New Mexico Dahl sheep back from the brink of extinction.

Don Chavez, a rancher near  Albuquerque, New Mexico has a mission unlike most sheep ranchers.

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