Sheep FAQs:

Q: Is a sheep members of the order Artiodactyla?

A: Yes, and the even-toed ungulates.

Q: Is a sheep trained to be led by halter for showing and other purposes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep largely variations of brown hues?

A: Yes, and variation within species is extremely limited.

Q: Is a sheep used as sacrificial animals?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep in danger of extinction?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep also of value: sheep tallow can be used in candle and soap making?

A: Yes, and sheep bone and cartilage has been used to furnish carved items such as dice and buttons as well as rendered glue and gelatin.

Q: Is a sheep seasonal breeders?

A: Yes, although some are able to breed year-round.

Q: Is a sheep often used as symbols of virility and power?

A: Yes, the logos of the Los Angeles Rams football team and the Dodge Ram pickup truck allude to males of the bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis.

Q: Is a sheep similar to the early domesticated sheep kept before woolly breeds were developed?

A: Yes, and are raised for meat and pelts.

Q: Is a sheep thought to have colour vision?

A: Yes, and can distinguish between a variety of colours: black, red, brown, green, yellow and white.

Q: Is a sheep referred to as a ewe?

A: Yes, and an intact male as a ram or occasionally a tup, a castrated male as a wether, and a younger sheep as a lamb.

Q: Is a sheep a multi-purpose animal?

A: Yes, and the more than 200 breeds now in existence were created to serve these diverse purposes.

Q: Is a sheep largely grazing herbivores?

A: Yes, and unlike browsing animals such as goats and deer that prefer taller foliage.

Q: Is a sheep most likely descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep vaccinations and treatments for parasites?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep an element in the Christian iconography of the birth of Jesus?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep especially beneficial for independent producers?

A: Yes, and including family farms with limited resources, as the sheep industry is one of the few types of animal agriculture that has not been vertically integrated by agribusiness.

Q: Is a sheep raised vary widely?

A: Yes, and from pastures that are seeded and improved intentionally to rough, native lands.

Q: Is a sheep not lawnlike grass?

A: Yes, but an array of grasses, legumes and forbs.

Q: Is a sheep culled and some rare British breeds were at risk of extinction due to this?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep generally only exhibited in groups of four or more sheep?

A: Yes, fewer sheep may not react as expected when alone or with few other sheep.

Q: Is a sheep either

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep most valued for crossbreeding to improve the attributes of other sheep types?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep one of the few animals where the molecular basis of the diversity of male sexual preferences has been examined?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep the eighth of the twelve animals associated with the 12-year cycle of in the Chinese zodiac?

A: Yes, and related to the Chinese calendar.

Q: Is a sheep called a flock?

A: Yes, and herd or mob.

Q: Is a sheep cheaper to keep?

A: Yes, as they do not need shearing.

Q: Is a sheep a lamb?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep 10 to 12 years?

A: Yes, though some sheep may live as long as 20 years.

Q: Is a sheep occasionally sacrificed to commemorate important secular events in Islamic cultures?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep easily transmitted to pregnant women?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep present in most of the world?

A: Yes, and include cherry, some oaks and acorns, tomato, yew, rhubarb, potato, and rhododendron.

Q: Is a sheep popularly said to be an aid to sleep?

A: Yes, and some ancient systems of counting sheep persist today.

Q: Is a sheep distinctive?

A: Yes, and enabling the ewe and her lambs to recognize each other's vocalizations.

Q: Is a sheep to flee from danger when their flight zone is entered?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep an important part of the global agricultural economy?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep raised for fleece?

A: Yes, and meat and milk.

Q: Is a sheep hay?

A: Yes, and often during the winter months.

Q: Is a sheep considered undesirable by shepherds?

A: Yes, as black wool is not as commercially viable as white wool.

Q: Is a sheep also a useful model for human pregnancy?

A: Yes, and have been used to investigate the effects on fetal development of malnutrition and hypoxia.

Q: Is a sheep often used secondarily as milking animals?

A: Yes, but there are a few breeds that are predominantly used for milking.

Q: Is a sheep exclusively herbivorous mammals?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep not eaten as they were believed to be incarnations of the souls of ancestors?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep relatively small ruminants?

A: Yes, and usually with a crimped hair called wool and often with horns forming a lateral spiral.

Q: Is a sheep usually silent when in pain?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep flock animals and strongly gregarious?

A: Yes, much sheep behavior can be understood on the basis of these tendencies.

Q: Is a sheep also the most numerous species of sheep?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep healthy when purchased?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep the rental of flocks for grazing?

A: Yes, these "mowing services" are hired in order to keep unwanted vegetation down in public spaces and to lessen fire hazard.

Q: Is a sheep not necessarily tied to the price of feed crops such as grain?

A: Yes, and soybeans and corn.

Q: Is a sheep also more resistant to parasites and hot weather?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep generally too large and reproduce too slowly to make ideal research subjects?

A: Yes, and thus are not a common model organism.

Q: Is a sheep the dairy breeds?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep in decline?

A: Yes, this occurrence contradicted the rule of thumb that larger members of a population tend to be more successful reproductively.

Q: Is a sheep those with a medium to long length wool of characteristic coarseness?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep frequently thought of as unintelligent animals?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep attempting to use a few of these traditional breeds for alternative purposes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sheep sometimes used in medical research?

A: Yes, and particularly for researching cardiovascular physiology, in areas such as hypertension and heart failure.

Q: Is a sheep most often associated with pastoral?

A: Yes, and Arcadian imagery.

Q: Is a sheep food-oriented?

A: Yes, and association of humans with regular feeding often results in sheep soliciting people for food.

Q: Is a sheep classified as being best suited to furnishing a certain product: wool?

A: Yes, and meat, milk, hides, or a combination in a dual-purpose breed.