US 2021 Barbados Blackbelly Sheep : Heritage Breeds 55c. Scott. 5592

US 2021 Barbados Blackbelly Sheep : Heritage Breeds 55c. Scott. 5592

Series: Heritage Breeds (2021)

Stamp details: Barbados Blackbelly Sheep

Issued date: 17-05-2021 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 55c.
(FOREVER - No Face Value)

Format: Pane of 20

Emission: Commemorative
First Day City: Mount Vernon, Virginia

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5592
Michel (Germany): 5825BA
Yvert et Tellier (France): 5434
Unificato (Italy): 5974A

Designers: Zack Bryant (designer) ; Aliza Eliazarov (photographer)

Dimensions (height x width):
39.75mm x 31.25mm

Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Print Method: Offset, Flexographic

Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 10

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Animal, Sheep

Total print: 2,500,000 (estimate)

Note: Stamp from 'block of 10'

Face value US$0.55 on day of issue.

Description:- The Barbados Black Belly is a breed of domestic sheep from the Caribbean island of Barbados. It is raised primarily for meat. Unlike most tropical sheep, it is highly prolific, with an average litter size of approximately 2. It is widely distributed, with populations in twenty-five countries in the Americas, Asia and Europe. It is most abundant in the Caribbean region, in Mexico and in Peru. The Black Belly is well adapted to tropical conditions: it has a high tolerance of parasites and is able to survive by grazing tropical grasses of poor quality, even in severe tropical heat and humidity. It is a hair sheep, growing hair rather than wool.