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Swiss Valais Blacknose

Swiss Valais Blacknose
Although the earliest mention of these sheep dates back to the 1400’s this large framed docile mountain sheep was first recognised as a separate breed in 1962.
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White faced wood land sheep on a lovely summers day

White Faced Woodland

The Whitefaced Woodland is one of the largest British hill breeds.  Mature ewes weigh around 60kg   These sheep are strong-boned and robust.
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A black Wenslydale sheep with a mouthful of hay

Wensleydale Black and White

Mainly found in the North of England, the Wensleydale is the result of a cross between the now extinct Teeswater Muggs and a Dishley Leicester ram, this produced “Bluecap” the foundation ram of the Wensleydale breed (1839).
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Cottonsox our gorgeous Southdown sheep, just like a teddy bear

Southdown

The Southdown is one of the oldest Downland breed and enjoyed its heyday from the late 1700s up to the Second World War when farm after farm changed over to dairying.
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A North Ronaldsay lamb in the straw

North Ronaldsay

The most northerly of the Orkney islands is North Ronaldsay where this small and endearing sheep is found and from where it gets its name.
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A ewe with twin lambs born in spring

Norfolk Horn

A hardy, active sheep, bred to graze the heathlands and the poorest soils.
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Morris is our Manx Loughtan ram - he sports a fine pair of very long horns

Manx Loaghton

The Manx Loaghton is a primitive breed of sheep that has roots way back, probably to the Iron Age, and although it was once found in many parts of Britain it only survived on the Isle of Man because the island was relatively isolated.
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A ewe feeding a lamb in spring time

Boreray

Originally this sheep came from the island of Boreray off the west coast of Scotland in the St Kilda group of the Hebrides.
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