Haired Sheep

At Naked Acres we have sheep with hair instead of wool! There are a few breeds of sheep that are haired, but we have mostly Dorper with a few Katahdin mixed in. They only eat pasture and grass hay unless needing supplementation for health purposes after lambing, which is done with small amounts of non-GMO mixed feed with vitamins and minerals.

Haired sheep don’t need to be shorn, but instead shed their coat in the summer each year and regrow it back for the winter. We don’t get the benefit of the wool, but we also don’t have to shear either. Because of this haircoat, there is less lanolin, which means a much milder flavor meat. So for those of you off-put by the “wild” taste of lamb, this type may be much better for you.