It has relatively fine wool given that all other fat-tailed sheep are known to have coarse, wavy wool. Its body conformation is good and stands about 65cm at withers (Mason, 1967).
This breed inhabits the Hon and Zella oases of the Fezzan in southern Libya (Mason, 1967).
This breed is probably originated from crossing the fat-tailed Libyan Barbary with the thin-tailed Algerian Arab. The name Ghimi (or Chimi) comes from the same name of the relatively fine wool that the breed produces (Mason, 1966; Mason, 1996).