The acceptable type of sheep to be offered for Ud-hiyah
It is prescribed to offer the Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) from all categories of livestock, including camels, cows and sheep, provided that it reaches the required age and is free from blemishes that make them unsuitable for Ud-hiyah. There is no difference between types of sheep, whether Hari, Sawakini, Najdi (Part No. 10; Page No. 417) or any other type. But the best of it is the most precious and valuable. However, in order to be adequate for Ud-hiyah, the sheep must reach six months of age or more; the goat must reach one year or more; the cow must reach two years or more; and the camel must be five years or more.May Allah grant us success. May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his Companions!