A Note About the Soay Community in North America
Best described as an informal, but active group of like-minded breeders and
enthusiasts, the Soay community in the United States and Canada is open and available to
both current owners of Soay sheep and anyone else interested in our special variety of
small rare sheep. The loosely knit structure of the Soay community in North America has
- The Open Flockbook Project (which brings you this site) tracks the
ancestries of most of the Soay sheep in North America, both full British and American.
Participation in the OFP by breeders is entirely voluntary, consisting mainly in providing
updates on births, deaths and transfers of animals. In return, breeders receive nice
looking pedigree certificates at no cost.
- The Soay Sheep Breeders website provides a listing of Soay sheep
breeders in the U.S. and Canada, papers submitted by Soay sheep breeders and outside
experts, photographs, and announcements and reports of gatherings.
- The Soay Sheep Breeders Yahoo group provides an online forum for Soay
breeders and anyone else interested in Soay sheep to exchange information, ask questions,
and talk about most anything related to Soay sheep. (groups.yahoo.com/group/SoaySheepBreeders/).
Farther afield, there are additional resources available to North American-based Soay
breeders, including registration of British Soay through the Rare Breeds Survival Trust
(www.rbst.org.uk) and membership in the U.K.-based
Soay Sheep Society (www.soaysheep.org).