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UsesHogget, mutton. Conservation grazing. Wool: Hand spinners, home craft uses.
OriginWestern Isles of Scotland
ClassPrimitive breed, short tailed. Horned, 2 or 4 in both male and female. 2 horned sheep are most commonly seen.
ColourBlack fleece, face and legs.
ParentageLikely to be descended from sheep imported by the Vikings. The Hebridean is an ancient breed that has partly evolved through natural selection.
WoolA black wool with a soft/harsh handle
Fleece1.25 - 2.25 kg
Staple Length5 - 15 cm
Hebridean Sheep Society