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  Sheep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The domestic sheep is thought to be descended from the wild moufflon of south-central and south-west Asia.
A male sheep is a ram, a female a ewe, and a young sheep a lamb.
Sheep are usually stockier than their goat relatives, and some have horns which are more more divergent than those of goats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sheep   (794 words)

 Sheep - Simple English Wikipedia
The sheep that is furthest away from the others is called the outlier, a term also used in statistics.
This sheep is willing to go out further away from the safety of the flock to graze, but takes a chance that a predator like a wolf will attack it first, because it is alone.
Another sheep, the bellwether, which never goes first but always follows an outlier, is the one that signals to the others that it is safe to go that way.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sheep   (445 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
Sheep were probably domesticated about 11,000 years ago in what is now northern Iraq, and they are thought to have descended primarily from the mouflon, although recent evidence suggests that species such as the Asian mouflon contributed to some of the modern breeds.
Sheep bred for their fine wool are adapted to semiarid conditions and are characterized as medium in size, with the ability to produce large amounts of wool fibers 20 micrometers or less in diameter.
In the midwestern U.S., sheep enterprises may consist of a farm flock containing small numbers of animals, which is maintained primarily as an auxiliary unit to utilize the by-products of other producing units, particularly grain crops.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/animals/sheep.html   (1005 words)

 MSN Encarta - Sheep
Sheep, common name for a collection of grazing mammals that may be either wild or domesticated; the domesticated varieties are the most widely distributed kind of domestic animal, found in nearly all countries.
Besides providing pelts and wool for clothing and carpets, meat in the form of lamb and mutton, and milk for drinking and cheesemaking, sheep are used to a limited extent as pack animals, and the wild species are hunted as game.
Sheep bred for their fine wool account for nearly half the world sheep population.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559678/Sheep.html   (593 words)

 Sheep   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sheep do not necessarily seek shelter from rain, but, especially when their fleece is long, they seek shade.
Sheep should be vaccinated for enterotoxemia or "overeating" disease.
Sheep are more likely to have worms; their favorite is the stomach worm strongyles.
www.ics.uci.edu /~pazzani/4H/Sheep.html   (2322 words)

 Exploding sheep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An exploding sheep is a meme commonly found in American and British computer games, although its genesis lay in the wider sphere of popular culture.
It featured a mutated sheep as the titular monster, which grew larger throughout the movie, until exploding in the climactic scene.
The earliest well-known reference to exploding sheep in popular culture was made by Johnny Carson, in the role of psychic Carnac the Magnificent, on The Tonight Show, where Carnac predicted "Sis boom bah" and opened the sealed envelope to read, "The sound of a sheep exploding" (a video of the skit).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Exploding_sheep   (770 words)

 The Sheep
Although Sheep prefer an uncomplicated, easy life, free of conflict or problems, if danger appears, especially when it is a matter of saving their own life or that of others, Sheep are extremely combative and put up a ferocious battle.
Sheep are frequently religious, but whatever religion it is, it will only be praticed to the point where it interfers with their comfort and everyday routine.
Sheep would be especially happy with the Rabbit, the Boar or the Horse, yet they are capable of living with practically all the signs.
www.holymtn.com /astrology/ram.htm   (1041 words)

 Sheep. The Animal In You
Sheep have no real defense mechanisms other than the safety of numbers, so they huddle in the suburbs with like-minded individuals, pooling resources and raising families.
Sheep are content to stand in the shadow of their mates and are willing to make sacrifices for the long-term good of the relationship.
The sheep's desire to avoid conflict is often the catalyst for discord.
www.animalinyou.com /Sheep.htm   (414 words)

 Sheep - History for Kids!
People wore clothes made out of wool from the sheep, and they drank milk from the sheep and ate its cheese and its meat (the meat of baby sheep is called lamb; meat from grown-up sheep is called mutton).
Sheep generally wandered around from one place to another, through the villages and around them, looking for grass to eat under the care of a shepherd.
Joseph, for instance, was out tending the sheep with his brothers when his brothers sold him to the Egyptian slave traders.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/economy/sheep.htm   (448 words)

 Cornell Sheep Program - Scrapie genetics
Sheep prion protein is a protein of 256 amino acids in length.
Sheep homozygous for alanine (AA) have been shown to be more resistant to scrapie than sheep homozygous for valine (VV) or heterozygous (AV) in European studies.
Sheep scrapie is found at a very low level in the U.S. However, human health concerns surround all TSE’s in animals because of the link between BSE (Mad Cow Disease) and human vCJD.
www.sheep.cornell.edu /sheep/management/health/scrapiegenetics.htm   (2468 words)

 Small Farm Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sheep tend to prefer finer plants and cattle the coarser ones.
Sheep can be fed out to market on forage alone if it is adequate, thus requiring little outlay for feed.
This is because dairy sheep in other parts of the world produce several times what U.S. breeds are capable of, and many European countries subsidize their cheese producers.
www.sfc.ucdavis.edu /pubs/brochures/sheep.html   (1708 words)

 NCDA&CS - Kid's World - Barnyard Palace - Sheep   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mature female sheep (called ewes) are usually bred (mated) in the fall.
Sheep are ruminants with a complex, 4-compartmented "stomach".
Sheep are most unique in that they produce wool.
www.agr.state.nc.us /cyber/kidswrld/general/barnyard/sheep.htm   (151 words)

 Sheep Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Sheep are mammals with thick, woolly fur, and hoofed feet.
Domestic (tame) sheep are farmed for their wool, meat and milk.
In 1997, a sheep named "Dolly" was the first animal cloned (grown from a cell from another adult animal, making a genetically exact copy of the original animal).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/mammals/farm/Sheepprintout.shtml   (201 words)

 Navajo Sheep   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sheep often spend their summers in the low lands, such as in the Canyon De Chelle.
In the spring of the year the sheep are sheared of their wool.
After the sheep has died, we hang it by it's hind feet in a tree and skin and clean it.
waltonfeed.com /peoples/navajo/sheep.html   (656 words)

Soays are the ancestors of all modern sheep breeds and have remained unchanged since the Stone Age by being isolated on the islands of Soay and Hirta, off the West coast of Scotland.
The commercial sheep industry is therefore based on cross or half bred sheep, but in order to create these it is essential that the pure strains with all their special characteristics are maintained as separate breeds.
A Cotswold sheep produces a fleece weighing an average of 5.5kg (12 lbs) of long lustrous wool each year and this wool is still made into traditional rugs or 'throws', dyed in the colours of our local Cotswold stone, lichens and mosses.
www.fortunecity.com /marina/bounty/170/sheep.html   (2733 words)

 Sheep - SPELL
There are about 800 breeds of domestic sheep in the world.
Mothers usually carry the lambs in her body for about 5 months before they are born.
As with milk from cows and goats, sheep's milk can be used to make cheese.
www.kidsfarm.com /sheep.htm   (107 words)

 Bighorn Mountain Sheep - British Columbia Wildlife
Most sheep ranges are within easy range of cliffs with avalanche chutes and talus slopes which they use to escape from predators.
- This sheep tends to be a grazing animal and feeds on grasses such as wheatgrass, bluegrass and Junegrass.
The bighorn has always been prized for their meat; the horns were used by some Indians to make powerful bows and are still prized by hunters as trophies.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/wilderness/animals/bighorn.htm   (305 words)

 Dairy Sheep   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In order to take advantage of the sheep's natural ability to process forage into meat, milk, and wool, it will be necessary to graze the sheep-another practice requiring special knowledge and management ability.
Also, sheep are easier to handle and less expensive to acquire and maintain than cattle.
Sheep milk can be frozen and stored until a sufficient quantity accumulates for sale as fluid milk or to make into cheese.
www.attra.org /attra-pub/dairysheep.html   (1342 words)

 Chinese Horoscopes - The Sheep
Sheep can sometimes treat others the way they feel instead of the way they wish to be treated which can lead to a tendency to be overprotective and vulnerable.
Sheep are most comfortable on their couches in the privacy of their homes, relaxed and tranquil.
Sheep are often unaware of even their own talents, but with encouragement and love they will bring those talents forth.
www.usbridalguide.com /special/chinesehoroscopes/Sheep.htm   (1834 words)

 Sheep Facts!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sheep are valuable because they often graze land that other livestock cannot.
The meat from a grown sheep is called mutton and that from a young sheep is called lamb.
Female sheep are called ewes, baby sheep are called lambs, and male sheep are called rams.
www.mda.state.mi.us /kids/countyfair/animals/lambs/sheep2.html   (473 words)

 Wyoming Sheep Photos
The 1880 census reflected a sheep count of over 500,000 and by the mid 1880's there were some 106,000 sheep in Albany County alone.
Sheep wagons were supposedly invented by Rawlins flsmith James Candlish in 1884.
There, the sheep are mechanically sheared and shoved out a door at the end of the pen to be inspected and let go to pasture.
www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com /sheep.html   (1210 words)

 Amazon.com: Sheep: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apart from the many obstacles to avoid--like the sheep dip, trampolines, and corn sharks--you have four breeds of sheep to be content with, and all of which have their very own traits.
There are 4 sheep herders (a girl, a guy, 2 dogs) and 4 different flocks of sheep each with their own qualities.
There are 4 different sheep herders, they are better at being scary/shouting/running/etc; 4 different sheep breeds, with slight differences again, and a load of wacky levels.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004YQUL?v=glance   (924 words)

 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Goat & Sheep
Another hint is the horns: a male sheep's horns usually curl and a goat's are straight.
Rams and bucks (male sheep and goats) use their horns in head-butting clashes that get more intense during the breeding season, in the fall for most species.
All goats and sheep are primarily grazers and ruminants—cud chewers, that is. A four-chambered stomach contains fermenting bacteria and protozoans that help break down the tough grasses and other plants these animals eat.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-goat_sheep.html   (1277 words)

Shortly before Sheep hit shelves in London on November 17th, several giant sheep were observed taking part in a protest.
This was the second appearance of the sheep prior to launch.
The sheep were seen prancing among the crowd - even posing with London Mayor Ken Livingstone.
www.strategyplanet.com /sheep   (633 words)

 Urban Dictionary: sheep
People who vote along party lines are sheep, and need to be given a good bitch slap to the face.
Slowly increasing their influence in the media and using seagulls as messengers, the sheep have begun an international network of spies and villians that will soon tunnel through the entire planet.
The well known stupidity of sheep is in fact a method of misleading any who are aware of the conspiracy.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=sheep&r=f   (504 words)

 AVault | PC | Sheep Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It turns out that, much to anyone's surprise, sheep were highly intelligent extraterrestrial creatures from the star system of Ovis Aries planted on Earth eons ago, posing as passive creatures to observe and nurture the primitive native inhabitants.
The four breeds of sheep are Factoral (sheep bred solely for producing wool), Longwool (subculture sheep which live on the fringe of society), NeoGenetic (futuristic sheep which work with technology), and Pastoral (normal sheep living in fields).
To be successful it is absolutely imperative that you select the right kind of herder for the right kind of sheep, as each predicament calls for different tactics.
www.avault.com /reviews/review_temp.asp?game=sheep   (462 words)

 Sheep of Luclin
It is with great pleasure and no small degree of pride that Sheep announces its victory over Gates of Discord.
Tonight we put an end to Tunat'Muram Cuu Vauax in what can only be described as an unrelenting assault, beating the big guy down without the slightest bit of mercy.
Sheep never likes to stand aside from a challenge, so expect to see obituaries here for Arch Magus Vangl and Mata Muram himself before too long.
www.sheepofluclin.com   (496 words)

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