Brief History of Jacob Sheep

There are many theories and idea’s when it comes to the origins of the Jacob sheep the one fact that cannot be disputed is that the Jacob is a very ancient breed which has been breed in England since at least the 17th century and in all possibility a lot earlier. It has been known by many names over the years including Spanish sheep and piebald sheep. The Jacob sheep society was formed in 1969 at the time the Jacob was a rare breed but since this time the breed has grown in popularity and is now kept in good numbers throughout the uk.