I never knew Shetland Sheep even existed until a friend of mine got a Shetland Ram from another friend of mine. One look at Sam the Ram, and I fell madly in love! I've always wanted a sheep and Shetlands are the perfect size! I have two years of 4-H left, so I plan to buy a lamb this spring and show it this year and then as a yearling next year and then I'll breed it and let my little brother show the offspring, if it has a ewe. So I'm just wondering, does anyone have Shetland Sheep? I've heard they are really hardy and usually have easy pregnancies. Also, I will probably only be able to buy one, but we are getting a couple of goats this spring (or at least that is the plan) and I have heard that goats are OK companions for sheep. Anyone have experience with keeping goats and sheep together? Any advice on showing sheep? This will be my first year in the sheep project (I wasn't raised a stock show kid, unfortunately ) and though I've showed horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, alpacas, poultry and even a guinea pig in 4-H, I know nothing about showing sheep. Has anyone ever milked sheep? I've heard it makes excellent cheese. If anyone has Shetlands, about how much wool do you get from them? Also, does anyone know of a good way to introduce sheep/goats to horses? My two minis lived with goats before, but I'm not sure how my pony would do. They wouldn't live in the pasture with the horses but would sometimes be turned out there to help eat weeds down. Any advice on sheep in general (but especially Shetlands) is greatly appreciated! Thanks!