Jacob Sheep are a small extremely hardy, primitive breed that dates back to Bible times. It is written that Jacob took his flock of 'Spotted Sheep' and went to the land of Canaan.
Jacob Sheep have multiple horns and their wool is white with black or brown spots. They produce high quality soft wool and their meat is lean and tender.
This is truly an old breed saved from extinction by a few breeders of purebred stock in England. In North America, Jacob Sheep are still considered a rare breed with less than 1000 registered animals.
At Taylorside, we have a small herd of unregistered Jacob Sheep. Our ram has a spectacular rack of 4 horns and produces lovely babies. We have 6 ewes who usually produce twins each Spring.