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Our JACOB SHEEP

Let me go through all your flocks today and remove from them every speckled or spotted sheep, every dark-colored lamb and every spotted or speckled goat. They will be my wages. Genesis 30:32

The 2003 Lambing Season is well underway. Click here to enter the Nursery!

This is James, one of our yearling rams.

Our lambs spend a great deal of time nursing.

They also spend a lot of time running and jumping!

And then they spend a little time resting!

We sell our fleeces to handspinners. E-mail us for more information

The JACOB SHEEP is an ancient breed of sheep. They probably originated in the Middle East at least 3,000 years ago. Relatively common in Great Britain, they are more rare in the United States.

JACOB SHEEP are easily identified by a white fleece with black (or lilac) spots and their distinctive four horns (although two and even six horns are fairly common).

JACOB SHEEP are small (ewes are about 100 pounds, rams about 150 pounds) and easily handled. They lamb easily, are attentive to the lambs, and the lambs are strong.

For more information about JACOB SHEEP, contact the

Jacob Sheep Conservancy

Jacob Sheep Breeder's Association