Sheep Breeds

The broad range of Vermont terrain and the differing interests of Vermont Shepherds lead to an amazing diversity of breeds in our flocks. The following is a list of sheep breeds found on the farms of Vermont Sheep and Goat Association members. Abbreviations of the breeds are also listed. Click on a breed to find members who raise that type of sheep. On your right you will see a nifty diagram showing the most popular sheep breeds. The size of the font used for the abbreviation is an indicator to the number of farms in the VSGA membership with that breed.

Babydoll Southdown

BCHV

Border Cheviot

Blackface

BLUE

Bluefaced Leicester

BORL

Border Leicester

BWMT

Black Welsh Mountain

California Red

CHEV

Cheviot

CLMB

Columbia

CLUN

Clun Forest

COMM

Commercial, mixed, crossed

COOP

Coopworth

CORM

Cormo

CORR

Corriedale

CORRXCORM

COTS

Cotswold

CVM/Romeldale

California Variegated Mutant/Romeldale

DORP

Dorper

DORPKATAX

DORS

Dorset

DORSXROMN

EAST

East Friesian

EAST FRESIAN

FINN

GOTL

Gotland

HAMP

Hampshire

HDOR

Horned Dorset

ICEL

Icelandic

JACB

Jacob

KATA

Katahdin

LINC

LONGXMONT

Leicester Longwool crossed with Montadale

MERI

Merino

MIXD

Mixed

MONT

Montadale

MONTXCORR

NAVA

Navajo Churro

NCHV

North Country Cheviot

OXFD

Oxford

POLY

Polypay

RAMB

Rambouillet

ROMA

Romanov

ROMN

Romney

ROMNCOOPX

SCOT

Scottish Blackface

SHET

Shetland

SHRP

Shropshire

SOAY

Soay

SOAYX

SOUT

Southdown

SUFF

Suffolk

TARG

Targee

TEXL

Texel

TUNI

Tunis

WENS/BFL

Wensleydale