Shetland - Sheep

Shetland ewe

Shetland Details

Uses
Lamb, hogget, mutton. Conservation grazing.The highest quality wool of any native breed. Wool: High quality garments, knitwear, fine shawls, woven fabrics
Origin
Shetland Isles, Scotland
Class
Primitive breed, short-tailed. Horned rams, usually polled ewes.
Colour
There are 11 main colour varieties including: Black, dark brown, emsket (bluish grey), fawn, grey, light grey, mioget (yellowish brown), moorit (reddish brown), musket (pale greyish brown), shaela (dark grey), white. There are more than 30 recognised markings.
Parentage
Ancient breed. Descended from primitive Northern European breeds
Wool
A naturally coloured wool with a very soft and silky feel.
Fleece
1 - 2 kg
Staple Length
6 - 12 cm
Micron Range
30 - 31.5
Breed Club

Shetland Sheep Society
www.shetland-sheep.org.uk

Shetland Description


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