Soay sheep are an ancient, primitive breed that originate from the British Isles thousands of years ago; the name comes from the island of Soay in the St Kilda archepelago off the coast of Scotland. Soay sheep are tiny, naturally hardy, have short tails that do not require docking and are known for parasite resistance. The fleece sheds naturally in the summer, and will generally vary from light to dark brown. Rams are horned, and ewes can be horned, scurred or polled.

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The Soay Sheep Chronicles
Blog about raising Soay sheep, containing practical information on care and husbandry in a narrative style.
Soay Sheep Email List
International discussion list for keepers, breeders and others with an interest in Soay Sheep.
Soay Sheep in North America Email List
Discussion list for keepers and enthusiasts of Soay Sheep in North America.

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