Jen Dewey

Sheep Facts

Jen Dewey

Sheep Facts

Sheep are born very independent but incredibly gregarious.

LAMBS ARE ABLE TO STAND MINUTES AFTER BIRTH

Sheep self medicate by finding foods that cure their illnesses

Sheep have two teats

The average body temperature for sheep is 102.5F 

Sheep guts are used to make tennis racket strings

Sheep can see almost 360 degrees

One pound of wool can make ten miles of yarn
 

 

SHEEP NAMES

Ewe: a sheep, a female sheep

Ram: a sheep, a male sheep

Wether: a castrated male

Lamb: a young sheep less than 14 months

8% of sheep are gay

A sheep is shorn once a year & produces about 8lbs of wool

In 2011, there were more than 1 billion sheep in the world.

The ratio of sheep to people in New Zealand is 

7 TO 1

Sheep have 54 chromosomes 

Manchego is my favorite cheese

President Woodrow Wilson and his wife Ellen grazed sheep on the Whitehouse lawn.

Sheep sex is called tubing

SHEEP MAKE THE SOUND "BAA" BUT GOATS MAKE THE SOUND "MAA"

Top 3 states with the largest sheep populations

3) Wyoming over 43,000

2) California over 68,000

1) Texas  over 1,100,00

JEN DEWEY IS AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PHOTOGRAPHER LIVING IN SOUTHERN LOUISIANA.