I am wondering what breed would be best for someone who is new to sheep. I have goats, so some of the care is familiar. Mostly I want some meat, but I also want to enjoy them, so docile and personable sheep are preferred. I am leaning toward shetlands or dorpers. Shetlands are not exactly a meat breed, but they are easy keepers, I am told. They are also available here in NW Ohio. Dorpers are bigger and meatier, but I don't know if they are easy keepers or not. Also, I don't know anyone who has any. We have a large Muslim population, so I know I could sell lambs for meat quite easily. Anyone know more about Dorpers? Any other suggestions? Any info about Shetland meat? Oh, I have 6 kids, so safety is a concern. One big reason why I am thinking Shetland (small ram). Also, my goats are on the small side and I may run the girls together. Shetlands would be closer in size to the goats.