There are many romantic stories about the origins of Jacob sheep, but through documented evidence the breed can be traced back three thousand years to what is now Syria. The unusual colouring and fleece structure differs from other primitive breeds, they are hardy sheep and lamb easily. In England during the 18th and 19th centuries in they became popular as a parkland flock, gracing the grounds of many stately homes. The medium length wool is extremely popular with hand spinners and can be blended to produce beautiful natural shades which are then suitable for knitting and weaving.
Jacob Sheep Society –site.jacobsheepsociety.com