Sheep are usually born in the early spring. The babies, which are called lambs or kids, feed on their mother’s milk for up to 12 weeks. Sheep have their tails cut off, docking, to help prevent disease and infection among the flock.
Female = ewe (yoos)
Male = ram
Baby = lamb/kid
There are more than 800 breeds of sheep. The different breeds are raised for the different kinds of wool that they produce. All wool is waterproof, so therefore the sweaters, blankets, etc. made of wool are waterproof also.
This video demonstrates the sheep shearing process. The process is generally the same, but may vary somewhat by individual. The video is somewhat lengthy, but seems to portray the process accurately, from the little knowledge I have.