Icelandic Sheep

Icelandic Sheep

The medium-sized Icelandic are a good triple-purpose sheep: They offer meat, milk and the versatile, double-coated fleeces grown by this breed charm hand spinners with a wide and lovely range of natural colors. .

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. 

Border Leicester Sheep

Border Leicester Sheep

The long-wool Border Leicester–a favorites among hand spinners–was the sheep featured in the movie “Babe.”

Cheviot Sheep

Cheviot Sheep

Dual-purpose Cheviots produce delicious meat and white wool. They’re also known as Border Cheviots because they were originally raised on the border between Scotland and Northumberland in England.

Clun Forest Sheep

Clun Forest Sheep

The Clun Forest can be used to produce wool, meat and milk. They’re an ideal sheep for grass-fed and organic lamb production.

Coopworth Sheep

Coopworth Sheep

Sporting a wool-free face, the Coopworth produces large amounts of lustrous wool, as well as meat.

Corriedale Sheep

Corriedale Sheep

Hailing from New Zealand, the adaptable Corriedale produces wool compared to merino.

Cotswold Sheep

Cotswold Sheep

If you’re a fiber artist or conservator breeder, here is your sheep! The Cotswold is a peerless producer of eight to 12 inch locks of lustrous white or colored fiber in the 33 to 40 micron range; ewes clip about 12 to 15 pounds of fleece.