Mule Sheep

The Mule is one of the most common breeds of sheep in the UK. It’s a mongrel breed which owes much of its origins to the hill farms of Northern …

Scottish Blackface

All Blackfaces are horned, with black or black and white face and legs. The fleece should be free of black fibre and can vary from short, fine wool used for …

Swaledale

The Swaledale has a black face with a white muzzle and white markings around its eyes. Both ewes and rams have a set of low, round, wide horns. The fleece …

Bluefaced Leicester

This breed has a characteristic Roman nose and a blue skinned head showing through white hair. It is well known for standing tall and proud with alert eyes and long …

Charollais

The Charollais is a breed of domestic sheep originating in east central France, in the same region in which Charollais cattle originated, Charolles and Saône-et-Loire. It has a reputation as …

Dorper

The Dorper is a South African mutton breed developed in the 1930’s from the Dorset Horn and Blackheaded Persian. The breed was developed for the arid extensive regions of South …

Icelandic

Sheep were originally taken to Iceland by the Vikings, who colonised the island between 870 and 930 AD. Icelandic Sheep have been isolated genetically from other breeds of sheep for …

Black Welsh Mountain

Hardiness and self-reliance are the outstanding features of this ancient breed. Hill flocks of this breed, in normal conditions, require no supplementary feeding, they thrive on the short rough grasses …

Derbyshire Gritstone

One of the oldest native sheep breeds in Britain, a hornless breed in the mountain and hill classification, the Derbyshire Gritstone has the qualities and potential to increase the agricultural …

Herdwick

Herdwicks are a sturdy, strong boned sheep. The rams in particular have a broad chest, noticeably thick-set legs and may have strong horns, although as many as 20% are polled …

Kerry Hill

   A well-balanced sturdy sheep with ears set high and free from wool. A black nose and sharply defined black and white makings on the head and legs. Both ewes …

Southdown

The Southdown sheep is smaller than some of the other downland breeds found in the UK, the Southdown has fine textured white wool over its face, small ears and short …

North Country Cheviot

The North Country Cheviot has a striking, alert look with erect ears. The head is brilliant white and woolly. The body is completely covered with wool and is long, deep …

Badger Face Welsh Mountain

Badger Face Welsh Mountain Torddu, the Welsh name meaning ‘black belly’ have distinct black stripes above the eyes and a black stripe running from under the chin to the belly …

Ryeland

The Ryeland’s face is well woolled and its ears are of medium size, slightly dark in colour. Ryeland’s heads have no trace of horn. Its chest is broad and fairly deep …

Shetland

The Shetland is one of the smallest of native UK breeds. It has a small tan-coloured face and tan legs. Both genders can have rounded horns, but it is more …