Mr and Mrs Churro
The Navajo-Churro breed rams can have two, four, six, or more horns. This is because they possess the polycerate gene, which is also found in old heritage breeds like the Jacob Sheep. They also have the ability to have fused horns. Ewes also can have horns, or nubs called scurrs. The color can be black, white, or striped. The growth of ramsâ€™ horns is slow. A full rack takes at least four to five years to grow out. A ewe's horns can also grow large, but not to the extent of the rams. The horns often curl around to the front, and should be away, and not close to the face. The horn quality is essential to getting good genetics in a flock; bad horns in the sire will continue down through his offspring. Horns can break, and as they are living at the base, they will bleed.
The Churra (renamed Churro by American frontiersmen) was first imported to North America in the 16th century and used to feed Spanish armies and settlers. By the 17th century Churros were popular with the Spanish settlers in the upper Rio Grande Valley. Flocks of Churros were also acquired by the Navajo through trading. The Churro soon became an important part of the Navajo economy and culture.
A series of United States government-sponsored flock reductions and cross-breedings decimated the Navajo flocks until the Churro sheep nearly disappeared. Restoration of the breed began in the 1970s when breeders began acquiring Churro phenotypes with the purpose of preserving the breed and revitalizing Navajo and Hispanic flocks.
While the Navajo-Churro breed is no longer in danger of extinction, it is still considered a rare breed. He is at Phoenix Zoo
Tile on wall at Desert Market Gift Shop at Phoenix Zoo
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Glass blower scrap pile of glass from ends of various pieces he removed. Jerome, Az.
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also commonly called blue quail or cottontop, is a species It is a bluish gray bird found in the arid regions of the Southwestern United States to Central Mexico.
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Courtship of Spiny Collard Lizard
Spiny Collard Lizard looking for his love
Time to go
Turned and took off
Getting feet wet
Stood on top of bowl to get cool water on feet but didn't step into water