I'm not big on lamb, having tried the wool breeds, also didn't want all that shearing work. so we looked into some of the dif hair breeds. Decided to go with Dorper (or high % as some of these are) Hair sheep do not require shearing, they shed out. our Ram is reg. the meat is milder flavor, as their production goes into meat, not wool. will have grass & milk fed lambs to butcher at times.