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Sheep, George Washington's House, Mount Vernon, VA, near Washington DC, Mount Vernon’s sheep are descendants of a flock that was established in the mid-1600’s on Hog Island near the eastern shore of Virginia and are believed to be of British origin. The bloodline of the breed has survived relatively unchanged due to the near total isolation of the island. These sheep are an excellent representation of the common “woods sheep” of colonial times. Hog Island sheep give birth once a year, with one or two offspring. Both males and females can have horns. Mount Vernon has one of the largest flocks of these rare sheep.

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