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We’re asking for your help again this year to name the Colonial Williamsburg lamb. Last year, you gave us William and Mary.

It’s a new year and we have a new lamb. This woolly addition to our Leicester Longwool family needs a name.

Everything WILLIAMSBURG will bring an ewe and a lamb to the Williamsburg Farmer’s …

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By Toni Guagenti

Even the biggest fans of Colonial Williamsburg sheep can be mystified by their unusual habits and characteristics. In our fifth installment of our week-long Sheep Week series, you can study our list of 13 odd sheep facts and then try your hand at our quiz.

How much do you know about sheep? Take our six-question quiz and find out.

Failed miserably? Brush up on your sheep knowledge with our Sheep Week series, April 14-18, at

(Photos by Dave Doody)

Now that you know so much about sheep, wouldn’t you like to help us out?

Suggest a name for our lamb.

By Toni Guagenti

One word that will never describe Ivory: patient.

The Leicester Longwool ewe stood in a trailer on a recent day bleating incessantly, waiting for her return journey to New Jersey from Colonial Williamsburg.

Click on the photo to write your own caption!

Ivory was in town for about three months to fulfill her …

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 By Áine Cain

This Throwback Thursday goes out to the sheep of Williamsburg — those  adorable bundles of spunk and wool. If you can’t get enough of this wooly madness,  follow  Colonial Williamsburg on Twitter and check throughout Sheep Week.

Visitors can often find the sheep near the old duck pond across from …

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What do you think these little lambs are up to? Go to the comments section below this post, and try your hand at writing a caption for Colonial Williamsburg photographer Dave Doody’s photo of our famous sheep.  We’ll publish the best one .

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