The longwool fleece of the Gotland sheep is soft and the texture so light, it can be similar to that of a fine mohair. Ideal for making a very huggable bear!
Originally from the Island of Gotland, off the coast of Sweden, these sheep are hardy and although not numerous in the UK, with around 200 registered ewes, they are becoming increasingly popular.
The adult sheep are small with fleeces ranging in colour from silver to very dark grey and with black heads and legs, although some may have white markings. They have no horns and the lambs are born black.