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Markings of Shetland Sheep

The names used to describe markings are the original ones used by the Shetland Islanders to describe their sheep.

Bersugget - irregular patches of different colors; variegated.

Bielset - having a complete circular band of different color around neck.

Bioget - with white back and darker sides and belly, or conversely.

Blaeget - having a lighter shade on the outer part of the wool fiber, especially in moorit and dark brown sheep.

Blaget - white with irregular dark patches resembling ground partly snow covered.

Blettet - with white spots on nose and top of head.

Bletset - dark colored with white stripe down the forehead, or conversely.

Brandet - having stripes of another color across body.

Bronget - dark color with light-colored breast, or conversely.

Flecket - white with large black or brown patches (not as well defined as in Jacob sheep.)

Fronet - black-spotted with white head and black spots around eyes.

Gulmoget - having light under parts with dark-colored body; opposite of Katmoget.

Ilget - white with spots of a different color (usually grey or black).

Iset - dark colored with many white fibres giving bluish hue from a distance.

Katmoget - having a light colored body with dark belly and legs, and moget facial markings.

Katmollet - having light-colored nose and jaws.

Kraiget - having neck of different color from rest of body.

Kranset - dark colored with white around eyes and neck.

Krunet - dark colored with white patch to top of head.

Marlit - various shades of different colors, mottled.

Moget - characteristic dark and light patches around mouth, eyes and ears.

Mirkface - white with dark patches on face.

Mullit - white with dark nose and jaws, or conversely.

Sholmet - of any color, other than white, with a white face.

Skeget - stripes of different colors on sides.

Smirslet - dark colored with white around the mouth, head or neck.

Sokket - with legs of a different color from that of the body.

Sponget - dark colored with small white spots, or conversely.

Snaelit - light-colored with snow-white face.

Yuglet - having color around eyes different from remainder of body.


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