AGRICULTURE NEWS - The fat-tailed Pedi sheep arrived in South Africa between 200CE and 400CE with the Bapedi people, who migrated southwards into Limpopo and settled in the area south of the Soutpansberg.
The Bapedi is a relatively small-framed sheep with a typical symmetrical respiratory type build (flat, shallow body, and long legs).
It is a naturally polled, hair sheep with a fat, wedge-shaped tail.
Colours vary from uniform brown to white with a red to brown head, or a variety of brown-and-white or black-and-white patterns, or even all black. Black is genetically recessive.