Icelandic Sheep are a medium-sized, upstanding sheep, with a light
frame and a naturally short fluke-shaped tail. Although the majority of them
are horned in both sexes, polled rams and ewes are common. The horns of the ram
are strong and well rounded; the ewe's horns are finer and usually swept back.
Four horned sheep are found occasionally in Iceland, but none have occurred in
the UK. The fleece consists of a dual coat of very fine under-wool and an outer
coat of long hairs and is found in all the natural colors, including a wide
range of browns. Broken colored sheep are common, the patterns ranging from
limited markings, such as speckled, to large patches of color on a white
background or the reverse. Darker dorsal stripes are often found, Mouflon and
badger face patterns occur. Grey sheep may have a black outer coat. Average
mature ewe weighs up to 60kg, rams 90kg.
Content and Photo Source: National Sheep Association.