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Sheep Saturday

Who would have throught that thete are so many different colour combinations of Shetland sheep? The names used to describe markings are the original ones used by the Shetland Islanders to describe their sheep. From a poster in my holiday cottage in Aith, Shetland.

 

More than thirty different markings have been identified: 

 

Bersugget Having irregular patches of differing colours
Bielset Having a circular band of a different colour round the neck
Bioget With a white back and darker sides and belly, or vice-versa
Blaeget Having a lighter shade on the outer part of the wool fibre, especially in moorit and dark brown sheep.
Blaget White, with irregular dark patches resembling ground partly snow covered
Blettet With white patches on nose and top of head
Bleset/Sneedled Dark coloured with a white stripe (blaze) down the forehead
Brandet Having stripes of another colour across the body (i.e. going over the back)
Bronget Dark coloured with light coloured breast, or vice versa
Flecket White with large black or brown patches (not as well defined as in Jacob sheep when in full fleece)
Fronet Black/brown spotted with white head and black/brown spots around the eyes
Gulmoget Having light underparts with a dark coloured body, white inside the ears and under the jaw (the 'Mouflon' pattern, also seen on the Soay sheep)
Ilget White with spots of a different colour (usually grey or black)
Iset Black or shaela with many white fibres, giving a bluish hue from a distance
Katmoget Having a light coloured body with dark belly and legs and a moget face. The reverse of Gulmoget
Katmollet Having light coloured nose and jaws
Kraiget Having the neck a different colour from the rest of the body
Kranset Dark coloured with white around eyes and head
Krunet Dark coloured with a white patch on the top of the head
Marlit Various shades of different colours, mottled
Mirkface White with dark patches on the face
Moget-faced Applied to the characteristic face markings of the Katmoget pattern on sheep not otherwise displaying that pattern
Mullit White with dark nose and jaws - the reverse of Katmollet
Sholmet  Of any colour, other than white, with a white face
Skeget Stripes of different colours on the sides, not going over the back
Smirslet With white around the mouth head or neck
Snaelit Light coloured body with snow-white face
Sokket With legs of a different colour to the body - giving the effect of wearing socks
Sponget Dark coloured with small white spots
Yuglet Having colour around eyes different from remainder of the body

Sheep Saturday

Who would have throught that thete are so many different colour combinations of Shetland sheep? The names used to describe markings are the original ones used by the Shetland Islanders to describe their sheep. From a poster in my holiday cottage in Aith, Shetland.

 

More than thirty different markings have been identified: 

 

Bersugget Having irregular patches of differing colours
Bielset Having a circular band of a different colour round the neck
Bioget With a white back and darker sides and belly, or vice-versa
Blaeget Having a lighter shade on the outer part of the wool fibre, especially in moorit and dark brown sheep.
Blaget White, with irregular dark patches resembling ground partly snow covered
Blettet With white patches on nose and top of head
Bleset/Sneedled Dark coloured with a white stripe (blaze) down the forehead
Brandet Having stripes of another colour across the body (i.e. going over the back)
Bronget Dark coloured with light coloured breast, or vice versa
Flecket White with large black or brown patches (not as well defined as in Jacob sheep when in full fleece)
Fronet Black/brown spotted with white head and black/brown spots around the eyes
Gulmoget Having light underparts with a dark coloured body, white inside the ears and under the jaw (the 'Mouflon' pattern, also seen on the Soay sheep)
Ilget White with spots of a different colour (usually grey or black)
Iset Black or shaela with many white fibres, giving a bluish hue from a distance
Katmoget Having a light coloured body with dark belly and legs and a moget face. The reverse of Gulmoget
Katmollet Having light coloured nose and jaws
Kraiget Having the neck a different colour from the rest of the body
Kranset Dark coloured with white around eyes and head
Krunet Dark coloured with a white patch on the top of the head
Marlit Various shades of different colours, mottled
Mirkface White with dark patches on the face
Moget-faced Applied to the characteristic face markings of the Katmoget pattern on sheep not otherwise displaying that pattern
Mullit White with dark nose and jaws - the reverse of Katmollet
Sholmet  Of any colour, other than white, with a white face
Skeget Stripes of different colours on the sides, not going over the back
Smirslet With white around the mouth head or neck
Snaelit Light coloured body with snow-white face
Sokket With legs of a different colour to the body - giving the effect of wearing socks
Sponget Dark coloured with small white spots
Yuglet Having colour around eyes different from remainder of the body

comments (9)

One for each kind of sweater. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Aug 2018, 06:10
63 for the price of 1, Alan. I am amazed
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 18 Aug 2018, 06:27
Good grief!

Try lying in bed memorising this little lot. You'll be in the land of nod in seconds..
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Aug 2018, 06:59
Il n'y a que l'embarras du choix.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England.
  • 18 Aug 2018, 07:00
All down to cross breeding I suppose ... must be a lot of testosterone in them there rams
Une planche très interessante ..difficile de s'y retrouver avec toutes ces especes
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Aug 2018, 08:03
I had never thought - a very interesting poster!!!
Well it is hard to know what to say. This really is one for the sheep fancier
Is there an award for being able to remember them all.

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