Miss Potter's beloved Herdwick sheep were probably introduced by Norse settlers between the and centuries during the Viking invasions. She bequeathed fifteen farms to the National Trust, and per her instructions all continue to graze Herdwick flocks.
Teeswater Sheep - photo courtesy of the Teeswater Sheep Breeders Association, via Britannic Rare Breeds; These sheep have an off-white face, dark brown markings around the nose and eyes, and a curly, silky and lustrous creamy white wool.
This New Zealand sheep avoided shearing for 6 years by hiding in caves . it had enough fleece for 20 suits when it was finally sheared. Hopefully it felt a bit cooler and lighter afterwards! Hiding in caves.