With their curls, small muzzle and excessive energy, Ouessant sheep are a striking sight. Together with the dwarf goats, they regularly do a race of sprinting through the enclosure and jump high on the play rack to get attention. When the sheep just arrived at Hof van Eckberge, they were nervous and shy, but there's nothing left of that by now!

General information Ouessant sheep

Scientific name: Ovis aries

Ouessant sheep are native to Ouessant, an island off the coast of Brittany, France. It is the smallest breed of sheep in the world, due to its harsh climate and sparse soils. They grow up to 46-49 cm and weigh between 14 and 20 kg. Sheep are herd animals and they are ruminants. In all Ouessant sheep, the teeth fall out after 5-6 years, after which they use only their molars.

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