Thanks for the responses. Bergere, I am looking for Shetland sheep. At least I THOUGHT I was till I started researching some of the prices of them here in Vermont 8O Judging from the prices Ross mentioned, Shetland sheep are made out of some sort of gold and precious gems There is a farm here that was the first farm in the US to bring Shetland Sheep to the US, and their prices START at $480 and go to a high of $850.....these are not champion sheep or anything, they are breeding stock. Just a bit too high for my blood :? I have not contacted any other Shetland breeders around because frankly I am scared off now, due to the prices of theirs. I really did want Shetlands though, because they do well here in Vermont, and on poorer pastures and colder weather...plus their wool is so nice :? But I can't afford to spend that kind of money on them....are they really that pricey or is this place just overcharging? And if they are made of gold and gems, does anyone else have a suggestion on a breed that gets along well on poorer pasture and cold weather?