ESTONIAN NATIVE SHEEP belong to the Nordic short- tailed sheep family. These sheep have been living in the region of the Baltic Sea for at least 5000 years providing people in the North with vital raw materials: wool, meat, bones and horn.
In 2006 UNESCO financed the project „Preservation of Estonian Native Sheep“ that studied the genetics of found populations. Even though the study resulted in confirming the existence of Estonian native sheep, they are not recognized as endangered breed yet…
Estonian native sheep are quite small but healthy animals, they give excellent handicraft wool. It can vary from archaic uneven and coarse to fine wool, from full white to grey, brown and black. And this absolutely natural – undyed pure wool of native sheep – I use in my work.
About Estonian native sheep you can read more on the homepage complied by AnnikaMichelson
About the biggest conservation herd of Estonian native sheep you can read here