Special Characteristics: 
This breed is considered to have the finest wool in Morocco, and it has been suggested that they may carry Merino blood from adjacent areas of Europe (Mason, 1967).
Main Location: 
This breed is found in the north-west of the marshy lowlands of Morocco.
As a sheep breed of finer wool quality, it may have received some genetic influence of wool type sheep from Spain (Ryder, 1984). Otherwise its origin traces back to the introduction of the thin-tailed hairy sheep into Africa from western Asia.