An ad in the paper advertises some Barbadoes, Katahdin, and Painted Desert. I have checked a site on sheep breeds, but nothing is mentioned concerning temperament. The Painted Desert is just beautiful. I want something easy to handle, and am attracted to the idea of no-shear. (Just the thought causes my back to cramp up.) On the other hand, I don't want something the requires a knock down-drag-out fight to trim hooves, etc. Just hate beiing dragged. Also want something safe to be around--we are no longer spry enough to dodge quickly. Also be nice if they could be herded rather than scatter. And last, but not least, how do they cook up? Taste like lamb? Chicken? Old goat?