Dorset – Polled
Breed Type: Dual-Purpose Breed
Country of Origin: United states
Breed Association Website: dorsets.homestead.com
Horned Dorsets were imported into this country in 1860 to the West Coast. Horned Dorsets were the dominate type of Dorset sheep in America until the development of the Polled Dorsets in the 1950’s. Polled Dorsets were developed from a gene mutation. The polled strain has helped Dorsets become one of the most popular sheep breeds in the country today, where it has the largest white face breed registry in the country and second overall.
Dorset wool is also amazing to spin. It is a nice spongy soft fiber for mittens, socks and outer clothing.
This breed presented by
PO Box 10
Tuscarora, MD 21790