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.
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