Sheep have been part of our society for thousand of years, being kept for a number of purposes that range from fleece to a food source. One such breed is the Jacob Sheep, a small breed which dates all the way back to Syria nearly 3,000 years ago. At some point in time, the Jacob Sheep moved to England, where the majority now reside. It wasn’t until the beginning of the 20th century that they made their way to the United States.
One unique feature of the Jacob Sheep are their horns. They typically have two or four horns, and in some cases, even six! Their horns are generally thick and can curl, giving them a distinctive look. Not all of their horns curl, however, especially those with more than one set. Have you ever fed one of our Jacob Sheep in the walkabout?