Our first 6 Gotland sheep arrived in 2004, the flock has now grown with mainly pure bred registered sheep and a few cross bred northern mule x Gotland . The sheep are kept mainly for their wonderful fleece, curly, lustrous and soft in various shades of grey, excellent for spinning, weaving, felting and knitting. However it is not just their fleece that makes them so special they are friendly, inquisitive sheep with great personalities that makes you just fall in love with them.
I breed from about 15 ewe’s each year they produce mainly twin lambs and quite often triplets, lambing is from mid March to early April. Registered lambs are avaliable from weaning in August. I keep any wethers (castrated males) till they are over 1 year as their fleece is wonderful, they also give bigger meat carcase and lovely sheepskins. Other livestock may be avaliable shearling ewe’s and registered breeding tups (rams). Gotland tups when crossed with other sheep breeds will improve the fleece quality without compromising the meat carcase.
Gotland sheep originate from Sweden and the island of Gotland; the modern Gotland is also know as pa’lsfar they are closely related to the other Northern short tailed breeds. The modern Gotland is valued for their beautiful furskins, their lean well flavoured meat and wonderful fleece.