"They are accordingly found on the mountainour parts of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumberland, and Westmoreland; over the whole of the Lammermuir range, the upper part of Lanarkshire, and generally over the Highlands of Scotland. Both male and female of this breed have horns, which in the former are very large and spirally twisted. The face and legs are black or specked with black, with an occasional tendency to this color on the fleece; but there is nothing of the brown or russet color which distinguishes the down breeds." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Black-Faced Heath

"They are accordingly found on the mountainour parts of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumberland, and Westmoreland;…

An illustration of a ewe, female sheep.

Sheep (Ewe)

An illustration of a ewe, female sheep.

Sheep bred mainly for their wool.

Ewe and Lamb

Sheep bred mainly for their wool.

A breed of white faced sheep used for wool and meat.

Cheviot Ewe

A breed of white faced sheep used for wool and meat.

A coarse-wooled breed of sheep.

Cotswold Ewe

A coarse-wooled breed of sheep.

"The Leicesters are the most important sheep to the country. They are more widely diffused in the kingdom than any of their congeners. Although, from the altered taste of the community, their mutton is less esteemed than formerly, they still constitute the staple breed of the midland counties of England. Leicester rams are also more in demand then ever for crossing with other breeds." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Leicester Ewe

"The Leicesters are the most important sheep to the country. They are more widely diffused in the kingdom…

An illustration of a Merino ewe.

Merino Ewe

An illustration of a Merino ewe.

An illustration of a Texel or Mounton flandrin ewe.

Mounton Flandrin Ewe

An illustration of a Texel or Mounton flandrin ewe.

An illustration of a Paular ewe.

Paular Ewe

An illustration of a Paular ewe.

Shropshire ewe. This breed of hornless sheep is noted for its high quality meat.

Shropshire Ewe

Shropshire ewe. This breed of hornless sheep is noted for its high quality meat.

"The Leicesters are the most important sheep to the country. They are more widely diffused in the kingdom than any of their congeners. Although, from the altered taste of the community, their mutton is less esteemed than formerly, they still constitute the staple breed of the midland counties of England. Leicester rams are also more in demand then ever for crossing with other breeds." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Leicester Ram

"The Leicesters are the most important sheep to the country. They are more widely diffused in the kingdom…

An illustration of a Spanish merino ewe.

Spanish Merino Ewe

An illustration of a Spanish merino ewe.

"A distinct long woolled breed. They have been much modified by a large infusion of Leicester blood; but as their distinctive qualities fit them well for a bleak and humid habitat, there is now an aversion to risk these by further crossing." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Romney Marsh Breed

"A distinct long woolled breed. They have been much modified by a large infusion of Leicester blood;…

An illustration of a white sheep standing up.

White Sheep

An illustration of a white sheep standing up.