Below is a selection of sheep that have attended our shows in the past. We will be updating this list over the next few weeks to feature this year’s attendees – after lambing time as all our sheep farmers are very busy just now!
The Zwartbles has a striking appearance: a black/brown fleece, a white blaze on the face, 2 – 4 white socks,Read more.
The Texel sheep originates from the island of Texel off the Dutch North-Sea coast.The British Texel is a medium sizedRead more.
The Whitefaced Woodland is a sheep breed from the South Pennines in England, also known as the Penistone sheep afterRead more.
Although the earliest mention of these sheep dates back to the 1400’s this large framed docile mountain sheep was first recognisedRead more.
Oxford Downs have a dark brown face and ears with white wool covering the body and stretching up onto theRead more.
The Greyface Dartmoor is a rare breed of domestic sheep originating around Dartmoor in south west England. Also known asRead more.
The Castlemilk Moorit is a rare breed of domestic sheep (also known as Moorit Shetland, Milledge Sheep, or Castlemilk Shetland)Read more.
The Dorper is a South African mutton breed developed in the 1930’s from the Dorset Horn and Blackheaded Persian. TheRead more.
The Shetland is one of the smallest of native UK breeds. It has a small tan-coloured face and tan legs.Read more.
The Rough Fell is an upland breed of sheep, originating in England. It is common on fell and moorland farms,Read more.
Shropshire sheep are medium in size with a black face and legs with a dense white fleece growing up overRead more.
Badger Faced Welsh Mountain
Badger Face Welsh Mountain Torddu, the Welsh name meaning ‘black belly’ have distinct black stripes above the eyes and aRead more.
The Southdown sheep is smaller than some of the other downland breeds found in the UK, the Southdown has fineRead more.
A well-balanced sturdy sheep with ears set high and free from wool. A black nose and sharply defined black andRead more.
Black Welsh Mountain
Hardiness and self-reliance are the outstanding features of this ancient breed. Hill flocks of this breed, in normal conditions, requireRead more.
The Charollais is a breed of domestic sheep originating in east central France, in the same region in which CharollaisRead more.
Sheep were originally taken to Iceland by the Vikings, who colonised the island between 870 and 930 AD. Icelandic SheepRead more.
This breed has a characteristic Roman nose and a blue skinned head showing through white hair. It is well knownRead more.
The Swaledale has a black face with a white muzzle and white markings around its eyes. Both ewes and ramsRead more.
All Blackfaces are horned, with black or black and white face and legs. The fleece should be free of blackRead more.
The Mule is one of the most common breeds of sheep in the UK. It’s a mongrel breed which owesRead more.
North Country Cheviot
The North Country Cheviot has a striking, alert look with erect ears. The head is brilliant white and woolly. TheRead more.
The Ryeland’s face is well woolled and its ears are of medium size, slightly dark in colour. Ryeland’s heads haveRead more.
One of the oldest native sheep breeds in Britain, a hornless breed in the mountain and hill classification, the DerbyshireRead more.