articles about sheep
A domestic breed hailing from France, the Ouessant breed is said to be among the world’s rarest and smallest breeds. Read all about them below.
A domestic breed of sheep native to Scotland, the Shetland sheep are raised for their very fine wools, while they are also raised on occasion for meat production. Learn all about the Shetland sheep breed below.
One of the UK’s rarest and smallest breeds, with less than 900 breeding ewes remaining, the Boreray tend to reach only 55cms tall. Read all about the breed in this week’s Weird Sheep feature below.
This week’s featured breed is a breed now listed as vulnerable and hailing from the UK, the rare and long, curly fleeced breed, the Teeswater.
A domestic breed only developed in the US in the early 1900’s, the Romeldale are now one of the world’s rarest and most elusive breeds. Read all about them below.
A domestic breed of sheep native of the Caribbean island of Barbados, the Barbados Blackbelly is now found in 25 countries throughout the planet. Read all about the Barbados Blackbelly below.
Next up on ‘Weird Sheep’ is a domestic breed hailing from the Upper Volga region of Russia and capable of having up to six lambs per litter, the Romanov. Read all about the breed below.
Matthew discusses the adventures of his US trip, telling us all about the sheep farm at the Purdue Animal Sciences Research Farm. Matthew also updates us on the farm back in Ireland. Read about his escapades this week below.