Bahu (after the name of group of ethnic groups that maintain the breed)
A dwarf sheep (40 to 50 cm height) with thin tail of medium length; coat colour is brown or brown pied; horns are short; may be related to the West African Dwarf sheep (Mason ans Maule, 1960).
Inhabits eastern parts of Congo.
The hairy thin tailed type of sheep originated in western Asia, and entered Africa through the Isthmus of Suez and Bab el Mandeb. Until the third Millennium BC, the hairy thin-tailed sheep was the only type of sheep on the African continent. Domestic sheep had reached Egypt and other parts of North Africa by 5000 BC (Epstein, 1971).