Sheep, Shetland

Sheep, Shetland

Ovis aries domestic

Vital Statistics



Male: 90 - 125 lbs; Female: 75 - 100 lbs


Herbivore chow and Timothy hay


Status: Vulnerable

Geographic Region

Brought to the Shetland Islands by Viking settlers over a thousand years ago

At The Zoo

ALEX AND ANI Farmyard - Contact yard

Did You Know?

Shetland sheep come in one of the widest range of colors of any breed. Besides white, the sheep produce several shades of wool including moorit (red/brown), shaela (silvery/grey), fawn, grey, dark brown and black.