Shetland sheep


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Shetland sheep

[′shet·lənd ′shēp]
(vertebrate zoology)
A breed of sheep raised in the Shetland Isles of Scotland.
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After four years we sold up and moved to our new venture - the four-star Great Glen B&B, which is set in 10 acres with our horses, Shetland sheep and Highland cattle.
This year the show will also host the Scottish National Ryeland Show and there will also be classes for Shetland sheep.
Last year's winning fleece was from a Shetland sheep, submitted by Scottish farmers Robin and Margaret McEwen-King.
We recently added Shetland sheep, mini donkeys, and a few pot belly pigs.
She was able to round up five but sly Shetland sheep Lamb Chop gave her the slip and stayed on the loose for three days to avoid his fate.
Our flock of Shetland Sheep are certainly feeling the heat as we fast approach the time of year for their annual haircut.
Spindrift is a 2-ply fingeringweight yarn uniquely milled on Shetland Isle from native Shetland sheep. (100% Shetland wool; 155 yd [105 ml; 1/88 oz [25 g]).
"My sheep were terrified," Choi, 44, said on Thursday inside her two-story barn a mile east of Trump National Golf Club, as half a dozen Shetland sheep grazed outside.
Crowned Farm Attraction of the Year 2017, the farm has a variety of breeds from the black and white Jacob sheep, woolly Southdowns, and Shetland sheep which are well known for their wool.
Livestock exhibitors at this year's show include Bird Farm Alpacas; Ystrad from Wales, whose traditional British breeds and their cross-bred lambs are bred for their fleeces; the RyelR and Flock Book Society, promoting the use of this t ancient breed's wool and yarn; Pure Welsh showcasing wool from their flock of Llanwenogs; the Shetland Sheep Society, showing how this t breed has fine fleeces in many colours and patterns; Home Farm Wensleydales, who breed Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester sheep for their wool and Pickwick Flock with rare breed pedigree Cotswold sheep, producing high lustre silk-like spinning fleeces.
I chose the Shetland sheep breed due to its hardiness, the fineness of its fiber, and the variety of natural colors available.
Jenni has made two already, both crocheted using wool from her own Shetland sheep flock.