Generally the varieties of sheep we rescue are hair sheep. Hair sheep, such as the Barbados are generally hardy in our hot and humid environment. We do see varieties of wool sheep, and mixes too. Sheep need to be properly fed and can not be fed the same way as goats. Sheep hooves are very sensitive to being wet and need to have a dry surface to avoid hoof rot.
The SFSPCA has had to bottle feed baby sheep when mothers have been too malnourished to sustain the lambs themselves. Sheep are not as friendly as goats. Sheep tend to be suspicious, reserved and nervous, but bottle babies and young sheep can become very tame. Sheep are grazing animals and prefer to have nice pasture grass to graze on then say goats, who do not graze, but prefer to browse.
Our sheep herd is always changing so please inquire as to what specific sheep are available.