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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.