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Soay sheep

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    1st Oct, 2019


  • The Soay sheep is a breed of domestic sheep from Scotland.
  • It has descended from a population of feral sheep on the 250 acre island of Soay in the St. Kilda Archipelago.
  • Name of these animals is derived from the island of Soay. The island of Soay is about 65 kilometers from the Western Isles of Scotland.
  • The breed is one of the Northern European short-tailed sheep breeds.
  • It has been called the only living example of the small, primitive sheep which inhabited the British Isles before the coming of the Norsemen and the Romans.

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