Luna, Indigo and Iris
Originating from Gotland, a Swedish Island in the Baltic Sea, Gotland sheep are medium sized, polled sheep are typically found in shades of grey from silver to charcoal, and have clean black faces & legs. The wool is prized by handspinners and fiber enthusiasts alike. In Sweden they are also called the Gotland Pelt Sheep, and are prized for their pelts. A relatively new and rare breed in the US, Gotland genetics were introduced in 2003 and have been part of an up-breeding program.
Gotland in Wisconsin
Our sheep range from 83% – 98%, and here at Namekagon Valley Farm we strive for excellent conformation, high quality wool in a range of gray from silver to charcoal, gourmet market lamb, and friendly, hardy sheep. More than a beautiful pasture ornament (which, they are!), our sheep are also helping us with pasture management by grazing invasive weeds and improving soil health with rotational grazing practices.
If you are interested in Gotland sheep, please use the contact form and we’d be happy to talk to you.
Breeding stock available.
Gotland Sheep Links:
Namekagon Valley Fiber for sale
Namekagon Valley Showcase – Featured Fiber Artists
Three Rivers Fibershed Regional Sourcebook
Three Rivers Fibershed – member
Gotland Sheep Breeders Association of North America – member
American Gotland Sheep Society – member