Manx Loghtan Primitive
The Manx Loghtan is one of the rarest breeds of
sheep in the British Isles and has been saved from extinction
several times. The breed originated in the Isle of Man where
the word 'Loghtan' means 'brown mouse'.
There was only a handful of Manx left by the 1950's and
flocks were not established in England until the early 1970's.
Numbers today are steady and there are also large flocks
on the Isle of Man.
A small sheep, with mature ewes weighing about
40kg, Manx have two, four or even six horns and a ginger
The head and legs should be clean (no fleece) with a short
rat-like tail. The lambs are born dark brown and then bleach
as they mature to a ginger colour.