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>Kelvin Wilson wrote:
> To help me getting the scene right in a reconstruction drawing, could
> somebody please describe to me how a sheep in 7th century Anglo-Saxon
> Suffolk would have looked like? What size and if possible, colour might
> have have? And which present-day type would it resemble, if any?
> For the same project, I'd be very interested to insights on early
> Swedish cows and sheep too... What might they have looked like?? bøø !
I seem to remember that early mediaeval Swedish sheep were comparable to
the modern Gotland breed. These are relatively small, horned beasts with
white or grey fleece, not unlike the Shetland breed here.