North Ronaldsay Sheep
Listed as Endangered on the RBST Rare Breeds Watch list
We keep a small breeding flock of North Ronaldsay Sheep. These sheep are primitive Northern short tailed sheep who, due to their life on their native island where they ate seaweed for a large proportion of the year, developed a distinctive metabolism and as such have susceptability to copper poisoning.
These sheep take at least 15 months to reach maturity. The Rams have large horns and sometime have a coarse mane. Some ewes have horns, some are polled. The fleece can vary considerably in colour and be anything from white to grey, brown (moorit) and black.
More information about these fantastic sheep can be found on the North Ronaldsay Sheep Fellowship web site www.nrsf.moonfruit.com
Lambs playing in the spring
Persil in the Paddock Shaun in the snow!
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