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Gotland Sheep breed. Sweden, Ullcentrum

Gotland, also called the Gotland Pelt, is a breed of domestic sheep named for the Swedish island of Gotland.

Gotland Sheep  The breed was first established on the Swedish island of Gotland by the Vikings with Karakul and Romanov sheep brought back from expeditions deep into Russia and crossed with the native landrace sheep.

Gotland Sheep The breed was first established on the Swedish island of Gotland by the Vikings with Karakul and Romanov sheep brought back from expeditions deep into Russia and crossed with the native landrace sheep.

Black Welsh Mountain Sheep.  "The wool is soft, but hard wearing, black but can be burnt by the sun to a striking reddish color."

The Black Welsh Mountain sheep is a colour type of the Welsh Mountain sheep. It occurs occasionally in flocks of other colours, but is now often maintained as a separate strain.

Greyface Dartmoor.  I want to sink my face into that wool!

Greyface Dartmoor Sheep - their little feet match their adorable spotted faces. I cannot wait to have a flock of these.

Kalkstenshus

Kalkstenshus

Gotland sheep - robust, resilient, bright, active and friendly. They are easy to lamb, have a high lambing rate, produce abundant milk and have strong mothering instincts. Gotland sheep are very inquisitive making them an entertaining sheep breed to own. They are hardy and adaptable to a variety of management systems. Gotland sheep are a relatively small breed making them an ideal small farm livestock alternative. They are calm and non-flighty making them the perfect breed for children.

Gotland sheep is a breed of Northern European short-tailed sheep named for the Swedish island of Gotland.

Gotland sheep fleece (photo by Claire Pearson)

Gotland sheep fleece (photo by Claire Pearson) A texture I will NEVER get less ecstatic of touching

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