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The Faroese sheep is a breed native to the Faroe Islands that has long been an integral part of the island traditions. The name Faeroe itself is thought to mean “sheep islands,” and the animal is depicted on the Faroe Islands’ coat of arms. Faroese sheep tend to have very little flocking instinct due to no natural predators, and will range freely year round in small groups in pastureland, which ranges from meadows, to rugged rocky mountaintops and lush bird-cliffs.