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Drenthe Heath Family
Colin's Creatures Fine Porcelain Sheep Figurines, German Drenthe Heath Family


 

This Drenthe Heath trio family features the unique markings of brown faces gradiating into a white nose tip. The ram is horned, and the fur is a long straight mohair. The legs of this standing family are speckled brown and white. Save 10% on the family compared to individual piece price.

All my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from the Steiff company in Germany.

$169.00
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Breed Description
 
The Drenthe Heath Sheep (Drentse Heideschaap) are magnificently horned, multi-colored sheep. The sheep breed is the oldest in the Netherlands and continental Western Europe. The Drenthe Heath is very rustic and can stay outside the whole year. It thrives on poor, sandy soils such as the heathlands in the Province of Drenthe in the northeastern part of the Netherlands. With the arrival of chemical fertilizers, sheep who had always maintained the heathlands became obsolete and very nearly became extinct. Fortunately, in 1948 a herd was founded in the village of Ruinen and efforts began to save the breed. The Drenthe Heath is the only Dutch sheep with horns.

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