Jacob Sheep

About Jacob SheepAbout Jacob Sheep

Jacob Sheep were traditionally a parkland breed but it is now much more widespread and is found in every part of the British Isles and in several countries around the world. It is an alert and attractive sheep being upstanding and deep bodied. Its white fleece has well defined black patches, the head and neck being mostly black with a white blaze. Both sexes are horned with either two or four horns. Jacob ewes are hardy and excellent mothers who milk well, frequently having twins or triplets. The finished lamb is tender and lean with an excellent flavor with a good meat to bone ratio, which is now sought after by butchers nationwide. The fleece has a great appeal to spinners and weavers.

Content and Photo Source: National Sheep Association

Jacob Sheep Associations

American Jacob Sheep Registry - www.jacob.sheepregistry.com/

International Dairy Goat Registry - International Fiber Breed Registry - www.idgr-ifbr.com

Natural Colored Wool Growers Association Natural Colored Wool Growers Association - www.ncwga.org