<ul><li>Shetland Sheep mainly feed on grass, food pellets or hay. </li></ul>Diet
History Shetlands are believed to have evolved from the Northern European Short-tailed sheep, probably brought to the Shetland Islands about 1000 years ago by the Vikings. They are very similar to Icelandic sheep, at a casual glance can hardly tell them apart other than by size, as Shetlands are smaller. Shetland wool is long and has some undercoat which provides the sheep with insulation from the cold and wet weather.
<ul><li>The best place for any kind of sheep is a wide open area with (long) grass underfoot. </li></ul>Habitat But if you are keeping a sheep as a pet you would probably put it in a fairly big pen (with one or two friends!)
<ul><li>Unfortunately we were unable to receive the sheep because of the mishap in England at the beginning of August you could not move any live stock unless they were going to slaughter. </li></ul>Foot and Mouth Disease (live stock) sheep cows pigs
Blaze and Gordon Ramsey Blaze Gordon Ramsey The first time we fed them!
<ul><li>There are over a thousand different uses of wool here are just some of them! </li></ul>Uses of Shetland wool
<ul><li>My sheep has black and white horns and Rebecca’s has black horns so it is easy to tell them apart. </li></ul><ul><li>Bet you didn’t know that they are brothers! </li></ul><ul><li>Blaze’s ‘number’ is 00049 and Gordon’s is 00050. </li></ul>How to tell our sheep apart little monkeys!
Blaze I gave my sheep this name because of the ‘pattern’ on his horns.