The Soay sheep is a breed of domestic sheep descended from a population of feral sheep on the 100-hectare island of Soay in the St Kilda Archipelago, about 65 kilometres from the Western Isles of Scotland. They resemble primitive sheep of the Bronze Age and are believed to be the ancestors of the first domestic sheep. From a distance, these heritage sheep are aloof, wary, and graceful, resembling small antelope or deer. Their fleece may be blonde, fawn, shades of brown, or black. Most have light markings on the belly, rump, over the eyes and under the tail and jaw. They have short clean tails and shed their wool naturally in the spring. Soay are small, averaging 45-60 pounds for ewes and 60-70 for males. They are considered a heritage breed and pure British stock can be registered. Each spring our ewes find a good hiding place and give birth. We get some twins and an occasional triplet. The rams develop beautiful, full curl horns, while the ewes and wethers have smaller horns or are naturally polled. They are very strong herd animals and do best with a buddy (another Soay, sheep or possibly a goat). They will generally not jump fences, but will go thru holes in the fence and might get trapped by the horns. The more adventurous lambs might try to slither under fencing and will explore every inch of their "home." Most Soays are naturally wild or skittish but can be gentled to the point that they will follow you around like a dog. If you are wanting to Reserve a lamb, a 20% deposit is required and non-refundable. No charge card or electronic payments accepted