Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Jeremy the Sheep

This is Jeremy. He is the new sheep on my in-laws farm. He is the cutest sheep I have ever seen in my life. He is a Jacob Sheep which can have anywhere from 2-6 horns! He only has 2 but a neighboring farm has some that look like crazy unicorn sheep. Here is some information about Jacob Sheep: Jacob Sheep are a very ancient breed that probably originated in Syria some 3000 years ago. Pictorial evidence traces the breed's movement through North Africa, Sicily, Spain, and on to England. Jacob sheep were imported into the U.S. for game parks and zoos around the turn of the century. Additional imports from Britain in the 1950s and 60s enhanced the genetic pool, at the time the breed was dwindling. Active preservation efforts saved what was left of the breed and established a healthy genetic pool which assures the breed's survival. Cool huh? He is as cute as can be as the lone sheep on a dairy goat farm.

1 comment:

Noelle said...

Definitely a cutie sheep! : ) And is that the VIEW from your in-laws farm?!? AMAZING!!!