Friday, August 29, 2008

Babydolls of Queens

One of the two new chocolate browncolored babydoll lambs that recently found a new home at the Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The oldest known purebred sheep in the world, the babydoll, weighing in at only 40 pounds, is also known as the miniature Southdown sheep. The new fleecy pair brings the zoo's sheep count to 18, with the Queens herd also consisting of Jacob's four-horned sheep and Suffolk sheep. The babydoll is an example of a breed that used to be very popular before the industrialization of livestock production caused it to become rare.

Queens Zoo Welcomes Two Babydoll Lambs

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What do they do with the wool, I wonder. I knit and can also spin. May I have some please? Three bags full?