Friday, 29 October 2010
These sheep were grazing in the pastures alongside Carsington Water. I think the breed is a Jacob.
Apart from being uncommonly attractive, Jacob sheep have a number of attributes which make them good livestock. They are hardy, overwintering outside and being resistant to many of the diseases which commonly afflict sheep; they are prolific breeders with a high lamb survival rate and good mothering instincts and they also produce high quality wool which is excellent for spinning and weaving.
Personally, I just want to pick one up and cuddle it!