Soay


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Soay

(ˈsəʊeɪ)
n
(Breeds) a breed of small horned sheep having long legs and dark brown wool that is plucked rather than shorn; found mainly on St Kilda where they were probably introduced by the Vikings
[named after Soay, an island in the St Kilda group, where they were first found]
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Best advice for the lovelorn: Sexually active Soay sheep in Scotland are often sick and succumb to the elements, while those less driven to reproduce remain healthy.
December - Feral goats and feral Soay sheep at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, were reported as being in very good condition as a result of strong grass growth.
8232;The rest of the island is a nature reserve and on windy walks you can spot wild Eriskay ponies, Soay sheep and Saanen goats.
He also visits the tiny island Soay, which has only three residents, to see what life is like there.
1173668) found in Soay sheep on the island of Hirta in St Kilda off the coast of Scotland.
Cyfeirio at ddefaid Neolithig ac Oes Efydd mae Soay a Boreray a mae gwrthrychau Neolithig wedi eu darganfod ar yr ynysforoedd yma.
The rare breed Soay lambs arrived four months before traditional lambing season, something farmers Peter Crook and Tricia Stewart described as very unusual.
There are 37 acres of woodland meadow full of wildlife to explore, and you might even see some Highland cattle and Soay sheep wondering the green pastures, naturally clearing any unwanted shrubs.
The curve of Soay sheep curls concavely downward during early adulthood before rising again to a rounded hilltop in old age.
From there, she decided to move into small-scale agriculture, and now has a small flock of (primarily) British Soay sheep.
In one such well-studied system, the Soay sheep, day length regulates reproductive hormone cycles and, thus, fertility and seasonal timing of gametogenesis (Hanon et al.
Age, sex, density, winter weather, and population crashes in Soay sheep.