Soay sheep shed their wool naturally in the Spring therefore they are never shorn.
Latin Name: Ovis aries
Habitat: Mountainous regions of Scottish Highlands
Diet: Grass, hay and concentrate feed
Lifespan: 7 years
Average Size: Weight: Up to 31 kg, Height: Up to 40 cm
Soays are a rare breed of sheep, known for being aloof, wary and graceful. They resemble small antelope or deer and are often confused with a breed of goat. Their fleece can be blonde, fawn, brown or black. They develop beautiful full curl horns that lend a majestic appearance. They have a quirky behaviour and provide fun to watch and make good pets due to their small size. They produce a highly flavoured meat and wool that is suitable for carpet and rug production.