Hair Sheep

This winter we added two bred ewes to our farm. Last month they gave birth to 3 lambs between them. They are Dorper and Katahdin-Dorper cross, varieties of hair sheep. Like most outdoor mammals, hair sheep grow the extra coat that they will need to be warm in the winter. But instead of it being wool that needs to be sheared, it is self-shedding. We can brush it to help it come off, but it will also come off on its own.

The white sheep looks scruffier than the black and white one. She is still shedding. On the black and white one you can still see a tuft on the tail and shoulder, which should soon come off. The lambs have their full coats for this season and won’t be shedding.