About Old Norwegian Sheep
Sheep are a small primitive type of sheep which inhabited Norway and the rest
of Scandinavia as well, including Iceland and Faeroes. They are small framed,
with good legs and a fleece varying in color from almost white to greyish, dark
brown, badger-faced, muflon pattern and black.
Adult males weigh
on average 43 kg (95 lbs) and females 32 kg (70 lbs). The fleece is remarkably
fine and in contrast to the mouflon, the inner fleece is highly developed. The
outer coat has long fibers, up to 30 cm (11.8 in) around the neck on the males.
Normally, they shed their fleece naturally in early July. All the males of this
breed are horned with approximately 10 % of the ewes also being horned. This
breed of sheep has a unique pattern of flight (escaping an enemy), which makes
it suitable for use in grazing areas with predators.