Jacob Ram

Jacob Four-horned Sheep are a primitive breed that are mid-sized, hearty, have a beautiful spotted fleece, and striking horns. The rams can have from four to six horns. Their size makes them a good family meat breed. A friend has a herd of Jacobs within a couple of miles of my house. One day I noticed a ewe in his field that only had one five-inch horn just off center on its forehead! That was enough to make me think that there might have been unicorns.  Ewes can be polled (no horns) or have multiple horns.

This breed dates back to biblical times when the Jewish patriarch, Jacob, asked his father-in-law, Laban for all the streaked and spotted sheep. (Read the story yourself in the Bible - Genesis 30:25-43.)

"...the lambs will provide you with clothing and the goats with the price of a field." Proverbs 27:26

For more information contact:
Hidden View Farm in Tennessee at bissell@usit.net
Virginia State University Meat Goat Program 
Box 9100 
Petersburg, VA 23806
Jacob Sheep Conservancy 
Lucas, TX 
Jacob Sheep Breeders Association 
Lane Harris
Free inquiry information packet and breeders list! 

                                                                                    Jacob Ewes
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