Portland Sheep

Fancy's Farm is home to the only flock of rare breed Portland Sheep on Portland. They are an ancient breed with horns and fox brown legs and faces. The lambs are all brown but this fades as they get older. Portlands are a slow growing breed and are not ready to eat until until almost two years old. They can live until fifteen and can breed up to twelve years old. Due to their slow growth there is no such meat as Portland lamb, animals between one and two years old are called hogget and after this they are mutton. The meat is very tasty and highly prized. Portlands are timid so no chance of giving them a cuddle I'm afraid.

Click the images to see full size.


Portland Ewes Portland Ewe Portland Ewe