Ovis gmelini gmelini x O. vignei arkal
Distribution: Northern Iran, in the Alborz (or Elburz) Mountains, plus an isolated population in the Kavir Desert of north-central Iran. Boundaries with the Armenian mouflon to the west and the Transcaspian urial to the east are unclear. Outside Asia, red sheep have been introduced on private ranches in the United States.
Description: Shoulder height about 29-32 inches (74-81 cm). Weight averages 110 pounds (50 kg). The Red sheep is believed to be a hybrid between the Armenian mouflon and the Trascaspian urial that occurs naturally. As a hybrid, its characteristics will vary.
CITES: Not listed.