More from the ‘Warbases’ menagerie, this time their Soay Sheep. Now I’d not heard of Soay sheep before now, but I’m reliably informed that they a primitive breed of domestic sheep descended from a population of feral sheep on the 250-acre island of Soay in the St. Kilda Archipelago, about 65 kilometres from the Western Isles of Scotland.* Perfect, one imagines, for all those Viking raiding parties that seem to be very popular in our miniature world at the moment.**
*isn’t Google wonderful?
**Every time I hear SAGA mentioned now, I think of elderly Norsemen on a cruise liner!
With the ‘Witchfinder General’ rules not set in medieval Scotland, I decided mine would be Jacob’s sheep, albeit missing a couple of horns! These are lovely little additions to the growing livestock collection and bizarrely firm favourites of the Saintly Mrs. Awdry.