The small native breed of the Shetland isles, this breed is world-renowned as a producer of exceptionally fine wool, much sought-after by handspinners and commercial producers alike. Ewes are polled (no horns), rams usually have two spiralled horns but may occasionally also be polled, and very occasionally four-horned rams have been known to occur. Shetland sheep come in a whole range or colours and patterns, and lambing time brings great excitement, wondering what colours we are going to get! Our Shetland flock has the ‘Drumoak’ prefix, rather than Ronasvoe or Knightley, as the breed was chosen by our children for their own flock, and has proved to be an ideal breed for child-handlers; calm, easily halter-trained and extremely friendly and personable. The different colours and patterns make the individual sheep easily recognisable and Shetland lambs are among the most attractive that we breed. We are finding the number of Shetlands in our flock increasing steadily, as we all like them. Our Shetlands are registered with the Shetland Sheep Society. Visit www.shetland-sheep.org.uk for more information.