Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Feb 10, 2014
These big spaniel looking impersonators are the correct sheep for those in lowlands such as here in Ireland or Holland where they have spawned from, sharing their genetics with the rest of bog dwelling peoples of the world; If only we could get them to share there flood defense system with us, the flood damage would be minimal, but I digress. Small to medium size sheep with good mothering abilities and birth rates.
Coming in a wide range of varieties and colors, the Jacobs is one of the more docile creatures I've found, being rather affectionate in comparison to other breeds I've had. They are never to shy to say hello when offering up a handful of rolled barley but not pushy. They are less prone to foot rot which make them ideal for my area as some areas are spongy under-foot due to soil composition. Certain defect can be a problem with this breed due to their extensive cross breeding, but it's perfectly normal to see these sheep with four horns or several more sticking out all over the place.