SC1867 : Manx Loaghtan sheep

taken 7 years ago, near to Cregneash, Isle of Man, Great Britain

Manx Loaghtan sheep
Manx Loaghtan sheep
At Cregneash Folk Museum.
The Manx Loaghtan is a breed of sheep (Ovis aries) native to the Isle of Man. It is sometimes spelled as Loaghtyn or Loghtan. It is characterized by a dark brown wool and usually having four or occasionally six horns.
The Manx Loaghtan is descended from the primitive sheep once found throughout Scotland and the Hebrides and Shetland Islands, and is one of the Northern European short-tailed sheep breeds. The word Loaghtan comes from the Manx words lugh dhoan which means mouse-brown and describes the colour of the sheep.This breed is primarily raised for meat which is considered a delicacy. It has recently received EU recognition and protection under the Protected Designation of Origin scheme which requires products to originate in a specific region such as Champagne.
It is categorised as "at risk" by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, as there are fewer than 1,500 registered breeding females in the UK.
The wool is prized by craft weavers as it is soft and has a rich brown colour
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 2 September, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement  Educational sites  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 189 672 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.1295N 4:46.1098W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 189 672
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