This fiber comes from Great Britain.
This breed was first established on the island of Gotland in Sweden by Vikings, crossed with Karakul, Romanov and the native landrace sheep. The Vikings were great sheep farmers as well as travelers, and took their ship with them for milk, meat and skins, spreading the northern short tailed sheep around the world. This sheep eventually developed into breeds such as the Finnsheep, Gotland, Icelandic, Shetland, North Ronalsday, Manx Loaghtan and others.
Primitive short-tailed Gotland sheep still exist on the island of Gotland. The modern Gotland was developed in Sweden beginning in the 1920's and through breeding and selection developed a multipurpose sheep with beautiful, lustrous long wool as well as good-flavored meat.
Gotlands are now found not only in Sweden but also in Great Britain, the United States, Denmark, New Zealand and Australia.
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