Scottish Dunface Sheep
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Scottish Dunface (also known as Old Scottish Short-wool,rnScottish Whiteface, or Scottish Tanface) are an extinct breed of sheep originallyrnfrom Scotland. They were part of the Northern European short-tailed sheeprngroup, and they were probably similar to the sheep kept throughout the BritishrnIsles in the Iron Age. By the mid-nineteenth century they had mostly beenrndisplaced by the Scottish Blackface and became extinct on the mainland ofrnScotland in the late nineteenth century. However, several local types ofrnDunface survived on islands around Scotland, giving rise to or contributing tornexisting breeds including the Shetland, North Ronaldsay, Hebridean and Boreray.



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