THE DOMESTICATED GOATS AND SHEEP OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

There are three main breeds of domesticated sheep in the world of Caelereth: the Cuncu, Dor’iyn, and Sawis. The northern Cuncu and Sawis are bred for their wool while the sheep of the south, the Dor’iyn, are bred for their milk.

Overview. The following sheep and goats have been recorded so far in the Compendium:

CRAGOK GOAT, THE
The Cragok Goat, though small in comparison to its many cousins, including the capricus, is one of the larger creatures occupying the Stone Fields of Peat. They are usually light gray in color with black undertones that help them absorb the sunlight. These goats are known for their superb balance, which helps them make their homes among the rocks of their habitat. They are fairly good jumpers as well. Return to the top
 

CUNCU SHEEP, THE
One of the largest species of sheep, Cuncu look built rather than grown. Their sturdy appearance is belied, though, by a docile nature that makes them a favourite of the nomadic herders who keep them for their thick, versatile wool. This wool offers ample protection against the harsh weather of the frozen north, and may even house a cheewick bird, which builds a nest amid the sheep’s fleece and keeps it free of parasites. Return to the top
 

DOGODAN PYGMY GOAT, THE
Small herds of the Dogodan Pygmy Goat are a common sight when traveling through the Alianian Hills, aptly named for its small stature. Mostly peaceful this creature supposedly migrated there for its absence of predators. Not surprisingly the Dogodan hobbits soon took these common goats to their advantage, using them for milk, draft, and even meat.
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The Domestic Goat

DOMESTIC GOAT, THE
Domestic Goats can live in most any environment and are thus a popular source of livestock for many herders. They are fairly easy to take care of as well, as they eat almost anything. However, if provoked, they can be a bit ill mannered. Various terms are used to classify Goats based on gender and age. Adult males are usually called bucks while adolescent males are called billy goats. A female Goat is either called a nanny goat or a doe. A Goat less than one year old is called a kid. Return to the top
 

DOR'IYN SHEEP, THE
The Dor’iyn is a small breed with a brown or white head. It wears a very thin, close fleece that has a light caramel coloring. The Dor’iyn is not known for its fleece, as it (the fleece) is very thin and would not be an efficient product. Instead, it is milked. The milk is then turned into cheese and either eaten by the herding family or sold in the commercial market. Some speciality cheese-makers purchase milk from lythe-fed sheep particularly for the ‘nutty’ flavor the grass produces. However, milk from these special-fed sheep is considered undesirable drinking milk.
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HO'LOCH GOAT, THE ("HORNED ANIMAL")
The Ho'loch is the Kuglimz name for the domesticated goat that they keep. This long domestication has allowed a more stable food source and thus has allowed it to become a bit larger then others of its breed. They average a little over 2 fores at the shoulder and slightly more then a ped in length. They average 1.8 pygges in weight. This is more then their Santharian cousins, and this is due to the extra fur and fat the animal has to allow it to survive the colder climate. The mountain variaties are the smallest at 1.5 fores at the shoulder and two fores in length. They weigh only 1 pygge. This allows them to be much more quick to escape predators, especially the Snobyrr of the Prominent Mountains. Return to the top
 

INJA GOAT, THE
The Inja is a well-adapted goat, found around the vast continent of Aeruillin. It has evolved a special skin, almost completely devoid of fur, which allows it to live easily near the hot deserts. Inja are used by many Aeruillian tribes extensively, most notably the Hjoria who reply on their skins to make their homes, clothes, and provide fuel for fires. Return to the top
 

KARNARMA SHEEP, THE
Shuffling in perfectly camouflaged flocks across the arid Nybelmar plains, the Karnarma Sheep is a creature that appears to be literally at one with its surroundings, and the myth telling of its origins would tend to reinforce this. Carrying nearly its own weight in earth and water with it in its travels, these sheep combine a comical appearance and playful character with aspects of nobility, self sufficiency and determination that makes them a welcome and indelible part of many people’s lives, especially the Kassites, who use them for meat, milk, wool, and as plough animals and beasts of burden. Return to the top
 

MILCH GOAT, THE
The Milch Goat is, like the inja, its cousin on the continent of Aeruillin, an extreme survivor. It lives on the sharp cliffs of the mountains of Sharkion Zshararath and as domestic animals to the Plaindwarves in the deserts of Nybelmar. They have a very tight fur that allows them to stay relative cool under the sun and protects them from harsh winds. To the Plaindwarves it is the largest source of food and material for clothes they have. Return to the top
 

MOSOLY SHEEP, THE ("EHEBION JUMPING SHEEP")
There are few creatures that are truly ill-tempered by nature – but the Mosoly, who need no reason to display their contempt for all who cross their paths, must surely be said to be amongst them. Their reputation among those who farm them would suggest to a bystander some form of terrible demon or malicious ghoul, rather than a kind of sheep. That said, there are aspects of beauty in them – those few who have ventured into the gloomy forests of Ehebion often cherish memories of watching these lightfooted, pale green animals hopping through the treetops, agile and strange. Even the few farmers who spend their lives with these unavoidably unfriendly animals will occasionally admit that there are elements of mystery and wonder hiding behind the bared teeth and baleful glare. Return to the top
 

The Sawis Sheep

SAWIS SHEEP, THE
The Sawis is normally seen with a black or white head and the color of the fleece ranges from a light grey to a natural white. Commercial wool buyers and craftspeople seek the wool clip from the purebred Sawis flock. Sawis wool is used for many products, ranging from sweaters to outerwear to carpets. The fleece from those sheep that are born completely black is sold, un-dyed, at a ridiculously high price in normal markets.
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 Date of last edit 31st Awakening Earth 1672 a.S.

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