Noted for fine soft wool
Shetland Sheep are small growing compared to most commercial breeds but they are very hardy, thrifty, easy lambers, adaptive and long lived even in difficult conditions due to the skills and hardiness of the breed.
The Shetland Sheep breed is noted for its very fine, soft wool. Although also known for meat producers (not at our farm, no animals are), not highly due to their small bodies and fine bones.
The wool production of these sheep has historically been a valuable commodity. Tweed is also produced from the course Shetland wool. Eleven main colors of Shetland are recognized by breed association and thirty different coat patterns. Not only bred for wool production and meat but they are known to also aid in conservation grazing.