Two primitive breeds of sheep; the Soay (in the foreground) and the Hebridean.
Soay sheep are believed to be descended from one of the earliest forms of domesticated sheep and live wild on the uninhabited islands of St Kilda. Hebridean sheep are also an early form of domesticated sheep. Once very rare it is now seen all over the Hebrides and its wool is once again being spun for jumpers!
Both of these animals are perfect for conservation grazing, they eat very little and don’t need to be grazed on the hills unlike domestic herds. They are very hardy, and they produce beautiful shades of wool often on the same animal in variations of black, grey, and brown.