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April 23, 2014

Why name one lamb? You helped us name all 11

We asked for a name for one of the Leicester longwool lambs. Then you overwhelmed us.

We received over 1,000 suggestions.  So we gave names to all lambs that were born so far this spring.

The 11 names that were chosen were:
1. Napoleon
2. Lambert
3. Raleigh
4. Fife
5. Jefferson Longshanks
6. Sprout
7. Stuart Lambginton
8. Pickle
9. Sir Wooly Coates
10. …

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April 18, 2014

Name our lamb!

We’re asking for your help again this year to name the Colonial Williamsburg lamb. Last year, you gave us William and Mary.

It’s a new year and we have a new lamb. This woolly addition to our Leicester Longwool family needs a name.

Everything WILLIAMSBURG will bring an ewe and a lamb to the Williamsburg Farmer’s …

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April 18, 2014

Sheep Week, Day 5: The top 13 odd facts you didn’t know about sheep

By Toni Guagenti

Even the biggest fans of Colonial Williamsburg sheep can be mystified by their unusual habits and characteristics. In our fifth installment of our week-long Sheep Week series, you can study our list of 13 odd sheep facts and then try your hand at our quiz.

April 18, 2014

Quiz: Test your sheep knowledge

How much do you know about sheep? Take our six-question quiz and find out.

Failed miserably? Brush up on your sheep knowledge with our Sheep Week series, April 14-18, at history.org.

(Photos by Dave Doody)

Now that you know so much about sheep, wouldn’t you like to help us out?

Suggest a name for our lamb.

April 17, 2014

Sheep Week, Day 4: How teens help to preserve historic sheep breeds

By Toni Guagenti

One word that will never describe Ivory: patient.

The Leicester Longwool ewe stood in a trailer on a recent day bleating incessantly, waiting for her return journey to New Jersey from Colonial Williamsburg.

Click on the photo to write your own caption!

Ivory was in town for about three months to fulfill her …

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April 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Sheep Week

 By Áine Cain

This Throwback Thursday goes out to the sheep of Williamsburg — those  adorable bundles of spunk and wool. If you can’t get enough of this wooly madness,  follow  Colonial Williamsburg on Twitter and check history.org throughout Sheep Week.

Visitors can often find the sheep near the old duck pond across from …

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