Soay sheep

noun a small domesticated sheep of a primitive breed with a brown fleece and horns in both sexes, formerly confined to the island of Soay in the St Kilda group (Outer Hebrides).

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  • Soay sheep — are a primitive breed of domestic sheep ( Ovis aries ) descended from a population of feral sheep on the 250 acre island of Soay in the St. Kilda Archipelago, about 65 km from the Western Isles of Scotland. Undiluted by interbreeding, they are a… …   Wikipedia

  • Soay sheep — So|ay «SOH ay», noun, or Soay sheep, a wild sheep native to the island of Soay in the Outer Hebrides: »These apparently wild Soay sheep have bred on the island for centuries, virtually untended by man (New Scientist) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Soay sheep — /ˈsoʊeɪ ʃip/ (say sohay sheep) noun (plural Soay sheep) one of a primitive breed of domestic sheep from the island of Soay, off the western coast of Scotland, where they have remained in isolation from other breeds …   Australian English dictionary

  • Soay — (pronounced soy ) is the name of several Scottish islands. It is Sòdhaigh (sometimes anglicised Soaigh ) in Scottish Gaelic, and comes from the Old Norse so ey meaning island of sheep . It may refer to:* Soay, St Kilda in the St Kilda group *… …   Wikipedia

  • Soay, St Kilda — Infobox Scottish island | latitude=57.83 longitude= 8.63 GridReference=NA064014 celtic name= Soaigh norse name=so øy meaning of name=(Norse) Sheep island area= 99 ha area rank= 148= highest elevation=Cnoc Glas 378 m Population=0 population rank=… …   Wikipedia

  • Soay-Schaf — Soayschaf Das Soayschaf ist ein primitiver Typ von Hausschaf. Es repräsentiert den Zuchtzustand von Nutzschafen des Neolithikums. Es wurde entweder von frühen Siedlern oder später von Wikingern auf die Insel Soay im St. Kilda Archipel vor der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sheep — For other uses, see Sheep (disambiguation). Domestic sheep A research flo …   Wikipedia

  • Soay, Skye — Infobox Scottish island | GridReference=NG443145 celtic name=Sòdhaigh norse name=so øy meaning of name= Sheep Island area=1036 ha area rank= 48 highest elevation= Beinn Bhreac 141 m Population=7 population rank= 76= main settlement= Mol chlach… …   Wikipedia

  • soay — ˈsō(ˌ)ā noun Etymology: from Soay, island of the Hebrides, where the breed originated 1. usually capitalized : an old breed of small dark brown or blackish sheep that are horned in both sexes 2. s often capitalized : an animal of the Soay breed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Soay — So·ay (soi, sôʹā) n. A small, brownish, short tailed sheep (Ovis aries) of a breed that originated on the island of Soay in the Outer Hebrides. * * * …   Universalium

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