Sheep is a cloven-hooved, hollow-horned animal. There are over 900 different breeds of sheep througout the world, and only about 70 live in the United States.

Not all sheep breeds have horns. In fact, most of them don't. When sheep don't have horns, they are considered polled. If they have little stubs that are loosely attached to their head, those are called scurs. Also, not all sheep have wool. Some breeds, like the Katahdin and Wiltshire Horn, have hair, like a goat.

Sheep's tails need to be docked when they're born for sanitary reasons. Sheep were not originally designed to have wool; they were bred to have wool, and wet manure + wool + long tail + hot day = tail stuck to the body so the animal cannot poop, and it puts the sheep in medical jeopardy. Hair sheep's tails do not need to be docked.

Sheep are docile, gentle, and friendly. They only "baa" when they're seperated from their flockmates or if they see you coming to feed them.

Female sheep are called ewes. Intact male sheep are called rams. Castrated rams are called wethers. Sheep under 1 year old are called lambs. One year old sheep are called yearlings.

Rams are mean - especially around breeding season (fall for seasonal breeders and all the time for year-round breeders). NEVER trust a ram because if they ram into you, they could break a bone. And never put two unfamiliar rams together in a large pen. They will kill each other.

Despite common belief, sheep are anything but stupid. In fact, universities have studied the intelligence of sheep and they came up with the conclusion that they are as smart as pigs! (Pigs are extremely smart...just go to YouTube and type in "pig tricks".)

Sheep are also confused with goats. There are SO many differences, it's annoying when people can't tell a sheep from a goat. Goats go "maa," sheep go "baa." Goats are browsers, sheep are grazers. Goat's tails are up, sheep's tails are down. Plus, sheep are extremely sensitive to copper in their diet, so you should NEVER feed them any food intended for cattle, goats, horses, llamas, or any other animal, because it WILL kill them.

Sheep also make great pets (I have four of my own).
Sheep are so amazing!! They're the best animal ever.
by Sheep Girl July 26, 2009
Someone who mindessly follows and emulates anything and everything in the name of fame/recognition. A waste of flesh and brain cells.
Many of the kids where I live are sheep.
by RatchetBoo April 26, 2003
1. A group of people who lack the capacity for careful consideration, imagination, or individual thought, who thusly go with group and allow god awful trends and events to unfold and make us all miserable.

2. In some cultures, a substitute or alternate for a woman in the act of sex
1. People who vote along party lines are sheep, and need to be given a good bitch slap to the face.

2. Iowa, where the men are men, and the sheep are scared.
by puma_blues March 29, 2004
a fuzzy funny-looking animal that goes "rarrrr!"
person: Look at that sheep!
sheep: rarrr!
by Crescent Moon June 21, 2004
A person who likes anything and everything that "everyone" likes (trends, etc.) for the sake of being cool. Once that trend ends and everyone stops liking it, they promptly start disliking it and it becomes the worst thing in the world. They also mock the people that continue to follow the "uncool" trends.
Billy: Wrestling's so gay, why do you watch that? I can't stand that crap.
Billy (3 years earlier): Stone Cold rules!
by Johnny J Shmoove July 26, 2003
A mammal that is part of a massive worldwide conspiracy to take over the world. Slowly increasing their influence in the media and using seagulls as messengers, the sheep have begun an international network of spies and villians that will soon tunnel through the entire planet. The well known stupidity of sheep is in fact a method of misleading any who are aware of the conspiracy.
"that new overlord of the planet sure is ugly"
"that's because he's a sheep"
by pinkerton April 10, 2005
1. An animal that is furry
2. A person who follows another person and does everything they do
3. 'black' sheep is a person who is the odd one out
4. The nickname of an extremely annoying bitch who follows her best mate around like a shadow. She has the same walk, the same bullshit lies coming out of her mouth and even the same hair.
1. Look at them two sheep shaggin!!!
2. those little kids are just sheep
3. roger is the black sheep in his family
4. Look at sheep, what a sheep, there she goes again following her mate again, next she'll be physically kissing her arse
by i'maleedsgal! September 21, 2004
Also known as Polymorph. The act of turning a usually unwilling participant into a sheep.
Somebody sheep that damned n00b rogue farmer
by Perenoldian August 30, 2005

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