Why Choose Portland Sheep?
So why should you choose Portland Sheep for your flock, a breed steeped in history which is as popular today with smallholders?
Its almost unique ability to breed all year around has been passed to other Dorset breeds and is a useful trait to have within your flock should you choose.
It soft fleece is a delight to spin and is very sought after by handspinners and crafters.
They convert low quality grasses into high quality meat, slowly developing into Hogget with a hint of a gamey flavour reminiscent of it past. Just remember you do need some vegetation, they do not live on mud!
Ideal for conservation grazing, and if you have a large lawn and hate your mower what better than a trio of Portlands? They do need year round maintenance though and require more attention than your mower!
Owing to their small size and ability to convert low quality grasses, Portlands are able to be kept at a higher density-per-acre than many other sheep.
In the show ring Portland sheep are calm, easy to handle and have a stand out personality, ideal for all who show be it a novice, young handler or experienced show person.
And above all, the gorgeous look, and a great personality , just the perfect little sheep. It may not behave for your dog, but have bucket of sheep nuts and you will have a friend. And who cannot appreciate the classic look of this handsome animal; when the Creator developed the stars and decided the lead sign of the Zodiac was Aries the Ram, who do you think they had in mind?