Shetland sheep originated in the Shetland Isles. They are fairly small and come in a variety of colors. They are quite hardy and require minimal care.
Fleeces usually weigh between 2 to 4 pounds, but 5 and 6 pound fleeces are not uncommon. Typically, on the Shetland Islands, the fleece staple length is 2 to 4 1/2 inches. In some flocks, however, longer staple lengths of 6inches are observed.
On the way there, I noticed this pasture with Norwegian Fjords ... on the way back, I just had to stop for some photos.