Miniature Cheviot Sheep

Miniature Cheviots can make great farm pets. Many Miniature Cheviots are white sheep, but they also provide wool in a variety of colors, from ranging black to pale beige and silver.

Navajo-Churro sheep

Navajo-Churro Sheep

Navajo-Churros have a lustrous fleece composed of a strong outer layer and a soft undercoat which is low in lanolin. The open locks and wide color range make Navajo wool ideal for hand spinners and weavers. .

Ramboillet sheep

Rambouillet Sheep

These fine wool producers, can do especially well in the southwest. They also yield good lambs.

Romney sheep

Romney Sheep

The easily adaptable Romney produces fine, easy-to-spin wool, as well as meat.

Scottish Blackface sheep

Scottish Blackface Sheep

In Europe, the long, coarse wool of the Scottish Blackface is made into fine carpets, Irish and Scottish Tweeds, and used to stuff mattresses.  This medium-sized breed also produces a lean, fine-grained, and flavorful meat. .

Shetland sheep

Shetland Sheep

Shetlands grow soft, strong fleeces in a delightful range of colors, patterns, and textures – a spinner’s dream come true.  Indeed, the Shetland woolen industry with its fine, un-dyed sweaters, shawls, and other knitted garments owes its fame to this hardy little wool breed. .

Delaine Merino Sheep

The Delaine Merino, one type of Merino sheep, has been described as the most practical Marino on the average farm and is especially adapted to range sheep production in the Western and Southwestern states. It has a history and characteristics similar to other Merinos.

Shropshire sheep

Shropshire Sheep

Shropshires produce a heavy, dense fleece with a soft handle and little kemp. The wool is wonderful for spinning and knitting. The lambs of this dual-purpose breed gain weight quickly and yield a good, meaty carcass. 

Dorset Sheep

Dorset Sheep

Dorsets are dual-purpose wool and meat sheep. Dorset ewes produce fast-growing, meaty lambs; twins are the norm.

Southdown sheep

Southdown Sheep

The fast-growing Southdown is an efficient and economical converter of grass to lean, tender and flavorful meat. They make popular exhibition livestock and good projects for young people due to their mellow temperaments.