SHETLAND SHEEP

Shetland sheep originate from the Shetland Isles in Scotland.  They are a small, very hardy breed known for their extra fine, soft fleece, inquisitive temperaments and mild, good flavoured meat.  They range in a variety of 11 colors and patterns with clean head and legs.  They have naturally short tales, rams have nicely curled horns and occasionally the ewes do as well, but are more commonly naturally polled.  Rams weigh between 88-175 lbs while ewes are between 77-132 lbs.  They are excellent mothers with a 140% average lambing rate and abundant milk production.  Shetlands are smart and loaded with personality.

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