Thursday, 29 April 2021


Somebody I can rely upon to know a lot about well, a lot really is Yamini. She is a great fount of knowledge and if she doesn't know, she is quick to find the answer elsewhere. So, it was no wonder that she gave me the breed of the sheep shown in Monday's post. 

The Jacob breed
However, for once her answer was not right. Which wasn't her fault really as I had shown only the lambs of the breed and not the adults. And the adults that were in the photo were disguised by trees and grass and it was impossible to see them properly. 

The Racka breed
At the top you can see the photo I posted on Monday. The second photo (from Wikipedia) is the breed she told me they were. However, in the third photo (mine) you can see the adults look quite different. For a start the wool is much longer in the Racka and where the Jacob have up to four horns that are ribbed and curved, the Racka have only two that are twisted and straight. 

To read more: Racka breed and Jacob breed


  1. The Jacobs must have a permanent headache with these huge horns !!

  2. Hari OM
    Oh yes, I have heard of the Racka but never seen them - well, thank you for the education!!! I love these - and see they originate in Hungary - which doesn't surprise now that I see them in total, for the resemble that other Hungarian breed, the Puli dog!!! Those folks seem to have something with long and shaggy coats... YAM xx

    1. Now, that is a breed of dog I had never heard of!

  3. How interesting to learn about different sheep. We love the curly horns of the Racka.

  4. Bah bah black sheep have you any wool...was what came to mind when I saw your title.
    I have never heard of either of those kind of sheep. I would not want to tangle with Jacob bred...
    Hugs Cecilia

  5. Yes they definitely look different. You can see that their coats are different too. OMG those are some horns on the Jacobs!


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