This ebook reviews 198 different breeds and five different species. While there are actually over 10,000 different breeds, most today are obscure or rare. The breeds covered here include all of the more important breeds, as well as some less important ones.
Do you know which breeds of sheep are the rarest, or which provide black wool? Impress friends and family with the interesting sheep facts inside Know Your Sheep! Inside this compact little book is everything you need to know about the forty-four sheep breeds that you’re most likely to encounter when wandering in the countryside. This fascinating guide is packed with sheep breed history, habitat, appearance, farming uses, wool and meat quality, status, and other fun facts. The origins of some sheep can be traced back many hundreds of years; others have resulted from cross-breeding to improve the breed standard. Many have travelled the globe from their origins on the hills and mountains of Britain and can now be found in the USA, Canada, Australia, and beyond.