The Blackheaded Persian originated in the arid regions of east Africa in what is now Somalia. It is one of the fat-rumped breeds and both sexes are polled. Blackheaded Persians have a white body and black head and neck with the two colors sharply distinguished.
The breed found its way to the tropics of the Caribbean region via South Africa many years ago. The Caribbean population has adapted well to the humid tropics. The Blackheaded Persian is one of the breeds that was used to develop the Dorper.
Breed categories: hair, fat-rumped