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Iceland Road Guide

Your key to Iceland in one handy volume. Iceland's entire road system, including the highlands and all mountain roads, plus its geography, culture and history. Easy to use for travel in either direction.

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Sheep

The Icelandic sheep is special in many ways. For example, leader sheep possessing the qualities of the Icelandic type do not exist anywhere else in the world. There are many stories of how they have rescued both men and other sheep from danger. Icelandic sheep are so-called short-tailed animals, a type which was formerly common in northwestern Europe, but which is now found in only few areas of the world. It is a strong, hardy species that has adapted well to Icelandic conditions. The majority of the national flock has horns, but polled sheep are also common.

Sheep Sheep Sheep
Fig.: White, polled ewe, with tan fibres and a black spot
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: White, horned ram, with a black cheek
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Black, polled ewe
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Sheep Sheep Sheep
Fig.: Dark-grey, polled ewe
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: White, polled ram
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Grey, horned ewe
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Sheep Sheep Sheep
Fig.: Homozygous grey, polled ewe
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Brown, polled ewe lamb
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Brown, horned ewe
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Sheep Sheep Sheep
Fig.: Grey-brown, horned ram lamb
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Black mouflon, horned ewe
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Grey mouflon, horned ewe
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Sheep Sheep Sheep
Fig.: Brown mouflon, polled ewe
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Black badgerface, horned ram lamb, with a dark flank spot
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Grey badgerface, horned ewe lamb
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Sheep Sheep Sheep
Fig.: Brown badgerface, horned ewe
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Black piebald, horned ewe, with dark eyerings only
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Black piebald, polled ewe, with dark cheeks and a collar
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Sheep Sheep Sheep
Fig.: Black piebald, horned ewe, with a hood
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Black piebald, horned ewe, with dark outer socks
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Black piebald, polled ewe, with patches
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Sheep Sheep Sheep
Fig.: Grey piebald, polled ewe, with patches
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Brown piebald, polled ewe lamb, with a hood
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Brown piebald-mouflon, horned ram lamb, with an eagle head
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Sheep Sheep Sheep
Fig.: Black mouflon-piebald, horned leader wether, with a blaze and socks
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Black badgerface-piebald, horned ewe lamb
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Black fourhorned ewe
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Sheep Sheep Sheep
Fig.: Black piebald, fourhorned ram lamb, with patches
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Black piebald, horned leader ram, with socks, head and nose spots
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Brown piebald, horned leader ewe with black and brown piebald ewe lambs, all with white collars and stockings
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Sheep Sheep  
Fig.: Brown piebald polled ram, with a head spot and socks, the high crown showing the presence of the gene for fourhornednes
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
Fig.: Black piebald, horned leader ewe, with a blaze, a collar and socks
Source: Iceland Road Atlas (2007)
 
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