Shetland sheep were developed on the isolated Shetland Islands of Northern Scotland. Like Highland cattle, they are used to strong winds and difficult conditions. They are smaller and slower growing than most conventional sheep, but with incredible natural health and vigour. They are part of the Northern short tailed sheep group, so do not need their tails docked, and they produce a soft fine wool in a rainbow of colours and markings, much in demand by spinners, knitters and other hobbyists. Raised on grass and hay, they produce a lean and delicately flavoured meat.
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