North Ronaldsay Sheep

The diet of North Ronaldsay sheep

These coloured sheep are famous for eating seaweed. On North Ronaldsay, they live outside a wall that surrounds and encloses the main part of the island. This means that North Ronaldsay sheep can have dietary problems on normal pasture.

The fleece of North Ronaldsay sheep

The fleece of North Ronaldsay sheep is normally a shade of grey, but can be brown or fawn. There is a soft and shorter under coat, and long, coarse guard hairs.

Technical information about the fleece

The staple length is 4-8cms.