Many thousands of people had just a few sheep - sometimes only three or four. At the other extreme, the royal flocks in the 1530s to 1560s ran to thousands.
More interesting are the flocks of a few dozen or a couple of hundred. Slowly, details of flock structure are beginning to emerge from the archives - how many ewes, how many lambs, how many wedders (castrated males).
The next question is 'what did they look like'? What type of sheep were they?