Theresa Gygi recently obtained a box of educational material (books, articles, etc.) from one of the first Shetland breeders in the US. I cannot imagine how many hours Theresa spend pouring through and summarizing this information, but it deserves to go down in NA Shetland history as a comprehensive document of the history of Shetland Sheep. Every breeder and potential breeder of registered Shetlands should have a copy of this report.
My heartfelt appreciation to Theresa, Rich Johnson, and Scott Bailey for supporting the historic Shetland, providing us with citable reference material (which was my dream as a NASSA Board member), and correcting some errors of misinformation distributed by earlier Boards. It really steams my beans that this information was buried and not made available to us (the NASSA membership) until now.
I hope it isn't too late to turn this breed around and restore the Shetland sheep as a premiere, fine fleeced fiber animal we can be proud of owning.