Jacob sheep are beautiful gentle sheep, they really stand out from the crowd with their wonderful spotty markings! They are fantastic easy lamber’s, readily having twins and sometimes triplets with ease. Making them great sheep for first time keepers and breeders. They are great mums and produce plenty of milk for their lambs.
Jacob wool varies, some sheep have quite a soft, demi lustre wool, great for spinning and weaving. Other Jacobs have a more coarse primitive double coat that is very beautiful if not as soft. Kemp is often found in Jacob fleece, particularly in the more primitive type wool, around underbelly, hind legs and rear.
A negative about them for some people is their horns, whilst the look amazing the can pose difficulties when handling and shearing. Jacob horns can grow very large, even on the ewes and whilst ewes won’t intentionally catch you accidents can happen with horns of long length.
Jacob’s are big, they are long in the leg their adult size can make handling them tricky, unless your are a big strong guy!ncealing the base colour and any patterns, making the sheep look completely white!