Shetland sheep are delicate looking little creatures but they are hardy! Many live on the hill all year around and survive without supplementary feeding all through the winter. They yield beautiful tiny lambs, usually in the first few weeks of May. Our flock of Shetland sheep hails from the island of Foula – one of the most remote of the Shetland islands. They are characterised by their many colours and patterns, as well as an uncanny ability to jump fences. Foula sheep are a breed apart, probably descended from Jacob and Shetland sheep, but latterly untouched by genetic interference from outside the island – no sheep are allowed in to Foula and, once “deported,” can never return there. Spring lambing is especially exciting with these babies, because you just don’t know what they’re going to look like until they arrive! Have a look at our sheep – arguably the most beautiful in the world.