The Sheep of St. Kilda, Soay and Boreray

                   Soay rams on Hirta
                                              Soay rams grazing in the Village area of Hirta  

                             Soay and Boreray Sheep are unique. They are both British breeds of primitive, short-tailed sheep that live feral on the islands of the spectacular  St. Kilda archipelago west of Scotland, a Double World Heritage Site. .

Both breeds have unbelievable, fascinating histories. Some are now kept in domesticated flocks in Great Britain and North America. They are registered with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) in Great Britain.  

                  boreray rams on boreray
                             Boreray rams on the Island of Boreray photo courtesy of Paddy Zakaria, Scotland