the Norwegian Breeds

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  1. minnikin1

    minnikin1 Shepherd

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    Anybody raising Gotland, Spelsau or Old Norwegian?
     
  2. bergere

    bergere Just living Life

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    Hello,

    The only breed the will be in this country, will be the Gotland. But Laurie is, as fas as I know, not going to be selling any for a few years. She was able to bring Semen in from a UK Gotland Ram. They will not be a purebred Gotland either, but a Re-make because the USA will not allow live sheep imports.

    The other closest breeds you will have to the old Norwegian breeds are the Icelandic.
    There are lots of Icelandic sheep in the USA.

    Sorry I could not be of more help.
     

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    Freeholder Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't Shetlands also qualify as Norse-type sheep? There are lots of them in this country, too.

    Kathleen
     
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    bergere Just living Life

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    Opps, yes Shetland's would be, as would Finn's.. for some reason I just forgot about them. :eek:
     
  5. lisarichards

    lisarichards Well-Known Member

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    Icelandic sheep would qualify too, right? We have two small herds, Shetland and Icelandic.