12. Manx Laoghtan, Bonzo, Living Sheep Fleece Rug. Max 95 x 70cm
Manx Loaghtan, Bonzo. 95 x 70cm
Manx Loaghtan 2 horned, Bonzo. Born 10.04.14, sheared 12.05.23.
Max: 95 x 70cm
Grey Gotland backing.
Wonderfully soft warm fleece, light brown with honey coloured highlights.
The Manx Loaghtan is a small primitive sheep, one of the rare breeds of sheep on the watch list of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. The breed originates from the prehistoric short-tailed breeds of sheep found in isolated parts of North West Europe.
Loaghtans and their relatives grazed the hills of the Isle of Man until the 18th century but by the 1950s numbers had declined to a handful. As a result of the work of enthusiasts on the Isle of Man and in England, numbers have steadily increased over the last 50 years. Continued success will ensure the Loaghtan has a future providing excellent quality meat and wool as a pure bred.