Have you decided you want to get some Soay sheep? Are you still mulling it over, kicking the tires, so to speak? Once you decide you want Soay, you face several interesting and fun choices. What variety or varieties will suit your goals best? Do you want to breed? Or would you prefer having all rams or wethers? What price are you willing to pay? We hope this section will help you zero in on the flock best suited to your pastures, your budget, and your goals in having Soay sheep.
Read more ► If your primary interest in having Soay sheep is to help conserve the fully pedigreed British Soay, you will want to reserve your starter flock sooner rather than later, since demand for full British ewes sometimes exceeds supply at this point. Conservation breeding is very satisfying, interesting, and with some guidance on how to set up your breeding groups, quite straightforward.
If you want to “test drive” owning Soay sheep before investing in British Soay ewes, you can do what lots of us did — start with a few composite American Soay. We suggest that if you decide to go this route, you purchase a British ram from the get-go so that you can use him on your British ewes later.
Read more ► For just plain good-looking Soay sheep to beautify your fenced lawns or small pastures with minimal bother, it's hard to beat a group of rams or wethers. At first blush, the notion of a bachelor flock may seem odd, but here's the case for a Boys' Club if you are not going to breed your Soay sheep.