Barlow Ram Lambs-thanks-to-the-American-gotland-sheep-society


The amazing colored sheep is of Swedish origin named for the island of Gotland. They are believed to be a crossbreed of the  Gute, Karakuls and Romanovs. These 3 breeds are still around today.


romanov sheep by baalands on flickr


Karakul sheep by Margaret Cook


Gute sheep by Kajvin on flickr


Gotlands are a medium build and fine boned. They weight around  165 to 187 pounds for a ram and a ewe weighs in at 110 to 154 pds. They are approximately 26 inches tall at the withers. Their  black heads are polled and sometimes have white markings. The head and legs are free of wool. They have a curious, calm and friendly disposition. Don’t let the delicate look of these sheep fool you they are great lambers and milkers, hardy and adaptive.


Gotland sheep by feltivation on flickr


These lovely sheep are raised for meat, pelts and wool. They can be found in Sweden, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia. An now the U.S. as of 2003 thru use of artificial insemination Gotland sheep are being established thru the American Gotland Sheep Society and the Gotland Sheep Breeders Association of North America.



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