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  • Welcome to Sheep 101. The purpose of Sheep 101 is to teach 4-H and FFA members, students, teachers, beginning shepherds, and the general public about sheep, their products, how they are raised, and their contributions to society. The site uses simple language and pictures to illustrate the various topics. To begin learning about sheep, click on a link in the menu bar or choose a topic from the drop down menu above.


  • About the author. The author of Sheep 101 is Susan Schoenian, Sheep & Goat Specialist at the University of Maryland's Western Maryland Research & Education Center. Susan has been with University of Maryland Extension since 1988. She raises Katahdin sheep on her small farm, called The Baalands, in Clear Spring, Maryland. Susan has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science degrees from Virginia Tech and Montana State University, respectively.

  • Susan Schoenian
    Sheep & Goat Specialist
    W. MD Research & Education Center
    University of Maryland Extension
    sschoen@umd.edu - (301) 432-2767 x343
    www.sheepandgoat.com
 

Sheep Breeds A-Z

Afrino
Altay
American Blackbelly
Apennine

Aragonesa

Arapawa
Assaf
Australian Merino
Awassi
Avranchin
Babydoll Southdown
Badger Face Welsh Mountain
Balwen Welsh Mountain
Barbados Blackbelly
Barki
Bavarian Forest


Be-Br
Belgium Milk Sheep
Beltex
Bergamasca
Berrichon du Cher
Beulah Speckled-Face
Black Hawaiian
Blackheaded Persian
Black Welsh Mountain
Bleu du Maine
Bluefaced Leicester
Blue Texel
Booroola Merino
Bond
Border Cheviot
Borderdale
Border Leicester
Boreray
Brillenschaf
British Milksheep

Brown Headed Meat Sheep

Brown Mountain

C
California Red
California Variegated Mutant
Cambridge
Cameroon
Castlemilk Moorit
Charmoise Hill
Charollais
Chios
Churra
Clun Forest
Coburg
Columbia
Comisana
Coopworth
Cormo
Corriedale
Cotswold

Dalesbred
Damara
Debouillet
Delaine Merino
Derbyshire Gritstone
Devon Closewool
Devon Longwool
Dohne Merino
Dormer
Dorper
Dorset
Dorset Down
Drysdale
East Friesian
Easy Care
Est à Laine Merino
Exmoor Horn
Faeroes Sheep
Finnsheep

Manchega
Manx Loaghtan
Masham
Meatlinc
Meatmaster
Miniature Cheviot
Mirror Sheep
Montadale
Morada Nova
Mouflon
Navajo Churro

New Mexico Dahl
New Zealand Halfbred
Nolana
Norfolk Horn
North Country Cheviot
North of England Mule
North Ronaldsay

Saeftinger
Santa Cruz
Santa Inês
Sardinian
Scotch Mule
Scottish Blackface
Scottish Greyface
Shetland
Shetland-Cheviot
Shropshire
Skudde
Soay

Solognote
Somali
South African Meat Merino
Southdown
South Suffolk
South Wales Mountain
Spanish Merino
Spael

St-U
St. Croix
Steinschaf
Suffolk

Swaledale
Swifter
Swiss Black-Brown Mountain
Swiss White Alpine
Tan
Targhee
Teeswater
Texas Dall
Texel
Tong
Tsigai
Tukidale
Tunis
Turki
Tyrol Mountain
Ujumqin
Ushant


G-I O-P

Gansu Alpine Finewool
German Blackheaded Mutton
German Gray Heath
German Merino
German Mutton Merino
German Whiteheaded Mutton
Gotland
Greyface Dartmoor
Gromark
Gulf Coast Native
Gute
Hampshire
Han
Hebridean
Heidschnucke
Herdwick
Hill Radnor
Hog Island
Hu
Icelandic
Ile de France
Imroz
INRA 401

Old Norwegian Sheep
Ossimi
Oxford
Painted Desert
Panama
Pelibüey
Perendale
Pitt Island
Polish Merino
Polish Mountain Sheep
Polwarth
Polypay
Pomeranian Coarsewool
Portland
Priangan

J-L R V-Z

Jacob
Jezersko-Solcava
Kamieniec
Karakul
Katahdin
Kerry Hill
Kivircik
Lacaune
Landschaf
Leicester Longwool
Leine
Limousine
Lincoln
Lleyn
Lonk

Rabo Largo
Racka
Rahmani
Rambouillet
Red Engadine
Red Masai
Rhoen
Rideau
Romanov
Romney
Rouge de l'Ouest
Rough Fell
Roussin
Royal White®
Ryeland

Valachian
Valais Blacknose
Van Rooy
Vlaams Schaap
Vendéen
Voskop
Welsh Mountain
Welsh Mule
Wensleydale
West African
Whiteface Dartmoor
Whiteface Woodland
White Horned Heath
White Mountain
White Polled Heath
White Suffolk
Wiltipoll
Wiltshire Horn
Wrzosówka
Xinjiang Finewool
Zwartbles

 

 


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