An illustration of a ten month old Merino ram.

Merino Ram

An illustration of a ten month old Merino ram.

An illustration of a Merino ram.

Merino Ram

An illustration of a Merino ram.

An influential breed of sheep prized for its wool.

Merino Sheep

An influential breed of sheep prized for its wool.

An illustration of a Spanish merino ewe.

Spanish Merino Ewe

An illustration of a Spanish merino ewe.

An illustration of a Spanish merino ram.

Spanish Merino Ram

An illustration of a Spanish merino ram.

An illustration of a Spanish merino ram.

Spanish Merino Ram

An illustration of a Spanish merino ram.

An illustration of a Texel or Mounton flandrin ram.

Mountoin Flandrin Ram

An illustration of a Texel or Mounton flandrin ram.

An illustration of a Paular ram.

Paular Ram

An illustration of a Paular ram.

Sheep are raised for their wool.

Ram

Sheep are raised for their wool.

The male of the sheep and allied animals.

Ram

The male of the sheep and allied animals.

A male sheep.

Ram

A male sheep.

"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;…

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

Shropshire Ram

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

A small British sheep raised primarily for meat.

Southdown Sheep

A small British sheep raised primarily for meat.

An illustration of a white sheep standing up.

White Sheep

An illustration of a white sheep standing up.

"Sheep-Shank -- Formed by making a long bight in a topgallant back stay, or any rope which it is desirable to shorten, and taking a half-hitch near each bend, as at a, a. Rope-yarn stops at b, b are desirable to keep it in place till the strain is brought up on it. Wire rope cannot be so treated, and it is injurious to hemp rope that is large and stiff." -Britannica, 1910

Sheep-Shank

"Sheep-Shank -- Formed by making a long bight in a topgallant back stay, or any rope which it is desirable…

Ordinary sheep-shears are not in any sense a pair of scissors. These simple shears have no pivot on which the blades turn.

Sheep-shearing Shears

Ordinary sheep-shears are not in any sense a pair of scissors. These simple shears have no pivot on…

Three shepherds with a flock of sheep.

Shepherds

Three shepherds with a flock of sheep.

A hunter, shepherd, and farmers working on the shore.

Shore Scene

A hunter, shepherd, and farmers working on the shore.

A soldier with a bear and a shepherd with a sheep.

Soldier and Shepherd

A soldier with a bear and a shepherd with a sheep.

Ruminants (those animals that chew the cud), as the sheep, have a stomach with four cavities. Labels: 1, esophagus; 2, rumen; 3, reticulum; 4, omasum; 5, abomasum or rennet; 6, intestine.

The Stomach of a Sheep

Ruminants (those animals that chew the cud), as the sheep, have a stomach with four cavities. Labels:…

The suovetaurilia was a sacred Roman sacrifice of a pig, a ram, and a bull to Mars, the god of war to purify the land.

Suovetaurilia

The suovetaurilia was a sacred Roman sacrifice of a pig, a ram, and a bull to Mars, the god of war to…

A, Villus of sheep. B, Villi of human.

Villus of Humans and Sheep

A, Villus of sheep. B, Villi of human.

A winter scene with sheep.

Winter

A winter scene with sheep.

An illustration of a woman taking care of a fallen lamb.

Woman & Lamb

An illustration of a woman taking care of a fallen lamb.

Sheep being sheared for wool.

Wool

Sheep being sheared for wool.