Dorper Sheep

Dorper Sheep

Dorper sheep are a large, hardy meat sheep breed from South Africa. They do one thing, and they do it well.

Tunis sheep

Tunis Sheep

Tunis sheep excel as extremely feed-efficient, productive meat animals capable of thriving on poorer pastures and in hot, dry conditions. According to the National Tunis Sheep Registry website, Tunis lambs require less feed than larger sheep breeds to reach the same market weight within similar time frames. 

karakul sheep

Karakul Sheep

Karakul wool is an ideal medium for weaving fine rugs and saddle blankets as well as for felting. These sheep are one of the most ancient breeds.

katahdin sheep

Katahdin Sheep

Katahdins make hardy, low-maintenance meat animals and produce excellent lamb crops that hold appeal for specialty markets.

Merino sheep

Merino Sheep

The Merino is justifiably famous for its wool. Hand spinners adore the Merino’s exceptionally fine fleece, which spins up into a soft yarn. 

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. .