The OFFICIAL Site of



Texas Dall


Y.O. Ranch. Mountain Home, Texas, USA

Texas Dalls were originally the result of a wayward Merino ram visiting Mouflon ewes on the Y.O. Ranch. The resulting white lambs/rams were first called “Snow White Rams” after the Y.O. Ranch foreman Bob Snow, who had procrastinated in removing the stray ram. He later named them “Texas Dalls” after the white Alaskan Dall Sheep, though there is no relation. The Alaskan Dalls were named in 1884 after the American zoologist William H. Dall who discovered these sheep.

The term “DAHL,” therefore, is incorrect, whether referring to Alaskan or Texas Dalls.

It should be further noted that the original, true Texas Dall NEVER had any blackbelly influence and should remain so.


Texas Dalls shall be pure, snowy white with pink skin. Eyelids, lips and nose pads are cream to pink. Horns and hooves shall be creamy to yellow to gold. Eyes shall be yellow to light brown.


Sheep with dark horns, dark eyelids, lip or nose pad, or any dark spots on skin or coat cannot be registered.

Desert Sand


USA - Name coined by Anita Garza in the late 1990s to more correctly refer to the reddish sheep in Texas Dall flocks that occur due to a modifying gene. Since they are not snowy white, they are not true Dalls. The term “Red Dall” is also incorrect.


The Desert Sand shall be within the range of light champagne, through shades of copper or “pumpkin” to a medium cinnamon. The facial area may lighten during maturity with indistinct edges blending naturally with surrounding color. Eyelids, lips and nose pads shall be pink to amber (reddish pink). A Mouflon saddle patch is allowed. Horns vary in color from light cream to dark amber. On true champagnes, mottled skin around the eyes, muzzle, the horn bases and genitalia as the animal matures is acceptable. Therefore, thin variegated stripes on the horn originating from mottling of the skin at the horn base is acceptable.


Sheep with light or white markings (blazes, stockings, spots) or dark markings on skin or coat cannot be registered. A sheep with a solid black nose cannot be registered.

Black Hawaiian


Mainland USA. These sheep have nothing to do with Hawaii. There are no indigenous black sheep in Hawaii. Further, the term “Hawaiian Black” is incorrect.


Black Hawaiians shall be entirely coal black. Eyelids, lips and nose pads shall be black. Black horns are preferred, but grey (with age) to yellowish horns are allowed. Gray hairs around eyes and on nose on older sheep are acceptable.


Sheep with white or light spots of any size cannot be registered.

Desert Dragon


USA - Name coined by Anita Garza after the exceptional Four Horn Painted Desert ram, JJ’s Desert Dragon, bred by Judy Jenkins and owned by Anita Garza.


Desert Dragon Sheep are hair sheep that may be any color or color combination. Desert Dragon Sheep have shown horns numbering from three to seven.

Percentage polycerate sheep are eligible for registration as well.


There are no color disqualifications. Severely misshapen horns that grow into face, split eyelids and evidence of non-shedding wool are disqualifications.

Bighorn Hybrid


Some breeders are implementing Bighorn & Alaskan Dall sheep in their breeding programs. The resulting hybrids are eligible for registration in this section.


Bighorn hybrids vary in color depending on influence of other breeds. Spotted crosses with the Painted Desert may be double-registered with the Painted Desert Sheep Society.


Sheep with wool breeding cannot be registered.

Asian / Hybrids

For registration of Argali, Marco Polo, Urial, Red Sheep, etc. and their crosses. Contact the registrar.

Desert Dragon Multi-Horn Hair Sheep FB page


Alvizo Ranch

TJ and Marica Alvizo

Farmersville, Texas

  • Desert Dragon

  • Painted Desert

Big Rock Sheep Station

Carol Mullen and Charles R. Gibson

Armstrong BC CANADA

  • Painted Desert

Cascabel Farm

Anita Garza

Needville, Texas

  • Desert Dragon

  • Painted Desert

Circle C

Mark Chaney

Eastland, Texas

  • Painted Desert

EH Full Curl Ranch

Anthony Manifold

Center, North Dakota

Lazy Bottoms Ranch

Lilian Jonas and Ray Brown

Red Bluff, California

  • Corsican

  • Desert Dragon

  • Painted Desert

Pavlock Farms

Leon Pavlock and Debbie Saxton

Guy, Texas

  • Desert Sand

  • Painted Desert

  • Texas Dall

Rusty Rail Ranch

Jon and Ashley Oldenburg

Winston, California

Star 23 Farm

Judy Jenkins

Oakwood, Texas

  • Desert Dragon

  • Painted Desert

Tejas Ranch

Brent Neighbors

Yantis, Texas

  • Corsican

  • Painted Desert

Ulfers Trophy Rams

Ethan Ulfer

Allison, Iowa

  • European Mouflon

  • Armenian Mouflon