Boreray Sheep have a close geographical and social link with Soay Sheep but the two breeds are genetically different.
Boreray Sheep are the descendants of the domestic sheep which were kept by the St. Kildans.
They are a small short-tailed breed which naturally sheds its fleece under normal breeding conditions. Most animals are a creamy white colour with various black, tan or speckled markings on the face and legs and sometimes also on the body and shoulders. A few dark animals occur. Lambing intervention is very rarely required.
Boreray sheep are classified as "critically endangered" on the RBST Survival watch list.
Boreray meat is rich, dark hue, succulent tender texture, with a unique game-like flavour.