Although not a recognized breed through the Canadian Sheep Breeders' Association, Gotland sheep have one of the most lustrous & silky fibers of any sheep breed. Gotland Gray wool does not discolour in sun exposure. Gotlands are a relatively small breed making them an ideal small farm livestock option. They are naturally hornless & short tailed. Gotlands are easy to lamb, have a high lambing rate, produce abundant milk and have strong mothering instincts. Gotland sheep are very inquisitive, making them an entertaining and people interactive breed to own. They are a hardy breed; adaptable to a variety of management systems. They are friendly, calm and there non-flighty manner makes Gotlands the perfect choice for children and families.
Characteristics of Gotland Sheep
General Appearance - Gotland sheep are a medium sized, solid grey coloured, luster long wool with clean head and legs. Bold and alert appearance with fine bone and good breadth and depth of body. Ears extend gracefully outwards. (Courtesy of CCWG)