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Shetland

The Shetland's roots go back over a thousand years, probably to sheep brought to the Shetland Islands by viking settlers. The Shetland is the smallest of the British breeds and it retains many of the characteristics of wild sheep. Today they are considered a primitive or "unimproved" breed. Rams usually weigh 90 to 125 pounds and ewes about 75 to 100 pounds.
RONAN COUNTRY FIBERS
   
Hardy Shetlands are not phased by harsh weather. These girls prefer to dig under the snow to get the dried grass over eating the hay in the barn!

4001 Deer Creek Road
Selma, Oregon  97538 
541-597-4600
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EverRanch Farm
   
Shetland sheep are among the most colorful and smallest breeds of sheep. Ewes are under 100 lb at maturity. They have personality plus, lamb easily and are very hardy. They produce wool that is a handspinner's delight. We sell ewes, rams, fleeces, roving and yarns.

Franna Pitt
Auburn, WA
253 939-7984
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Woolly Manor
   
The high quality wool - the finest of any British breed, averaging 23 microns in diameter - is noted for fineness of crimp and resilience, forming the basis of the world renowned Shetland woollen industry.

Cheryl
Republic, WA
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