We became interested in Shetland sheep as a more sustainable and manageable alternative to other fine-fleece breeds. Considered a primitive breed, Shetlands are hardy, personable, and come in a gorgeous array of colors. Their small size and friendly personality make them wonderful for handling, and their fleece can be very soft.
More information can be found at the North American Shetland Sheep Association website: http://www.shetland-sheep.org/. Our sheep are registered and our breeder flock is Corner Notch Farm #1953. Shetlands are listed on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy as a "recovering" breed: http://www.livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/shetland.