Heritage Sheep Flocks Purebred, Registered Jacob Threatened They are an old breed; “Jacob” refers to the sheep described in biblical stories with similar features. It is unknown where they originated; however, there are accounts of spotted sheep in England in the 1600 and 1700s. Jacob sheep are small, with ewes only weighing 80-120 lbs. and rams weighing 120-180 lbs. This unique breed sports up to 6 horns! learn more! I want one! Heritage Fibre Sheep Flock Heritage Wool Breeds Our fibre flock is primarily Icelandic sheep and Icelandic crosses. Several other heritage breeds, including Finn, Cotswold, and Gotland crosses, are available for viewing and fibre collection. Lambs of each of these breeds are bred to a purebred Jacob ram. Iceland sheep are descendants of the Northern European short-tail breeds and were brought to Iceland by the Vikings in the middle ages. Icelandics are the oldest breed in the world today. They are hardy and more vigorous. Raising Icelandic sheep is unique because they are a triple-purpose heritage sheep offering milk, fibre and meat. They are horned or can be polled. They come in a variety of colours of wool. learn more! I want one!