We lost an adult ewe in the spring (we're not sure why, but there was always something not quite right with her), so we're down to just two sheep left, an elderly ewe and an adolescent ram. She's nearing the end of her breeding life, and he won't be old enough to breed for another year, so it looks like this flock is going to die out.
These sheep are a rare breed called Babydoll Southdowns. They're very small and exceptionally cute, like living teddy bears. Babydoll Southdowns are generally kept as pets, not as meat or wool animals (though they do produce very fine wool and supposedly have flavorful meat, if you could ever bring yourself to kill and eat something that cute). They weigh about 70-100 pounds and are only 1-1/2 to 2 feet tall, smaller than many breeds of dog. They're fairly low maintanence, live for 15-16 years, are remarkably curious and intelligent, can be trained to walk on a leash, their pellets are tiny and inoffensive (like rabbit pellets) and their odor is not unpleasant (like fresh cut grass). They do require constant companionship, however; a lone sheep is an unhappy sheep.