Muskox and Qiviut

Muskox is the most misleading name for creatures in the fiber world. Named “Musk” for the distinctive smell of associated with them; they have no musk glands....

California Red

Most breeds names are a combination of their development location as well as any unique physical element, the California Red is no different. Developed in 1970 by...

Dorper

I have to say that sheep have some of the best names, my favorites including “Dorper” (door-per). Never heard of Dorper before? That may be because some of...

Mohair – a Unique Goat

There are two types of fiber producing goats, goats that produce Cashmere and Angora goats that produce Mohair. All domestic goats came from a single breed of goat...

Gotland

More Viking Sheep! The Gotland sheep were established on the Swedish island of Gotland by the Vikings along with Karakul and Romanov sheep that crossed with the native...

Cheviot: a Spring Sheep

The sheep that look like bunnies! Cheviot is one of the well-recognized breeds in England recorded to be on the borderlands as early as 1372. The story is...

Southdown

Southdown are the breed in which all others in the “Down Family” can cite in their back round. A relatively smaller sheep in comparison to some, it...

What’s happening on my farm- Shetland Shearing!

What's happening on my farm! I've been getting some questions about my flock at home so I thought I would share now that shearing is over. If you are...

Congratulations to the Corriedale!

Congratulations to the Corriedale! This year is the 100 year anniversary of the Corriedale in the US. Introduced to the US in 1914 as a duel breed that...

Yak about Yaks!

YAK about YAK! Did you know that Yak’s don’t moo (aka bovine lowing)? They grunt, in fact, the scientific name of Yak is Bos grunniens or "grunting ox"...

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