Sheep at the Show

We had around 18 different breeds of sheep on show on Saturday 9th July for the Uttoxeter Sheep Fair 2022. Browse through the gallery below to find out more.

Hebridean
The Hebridean is a breed of small black sheep from Scotland, similar to other members of the Northern European short-tailed
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Dalesbred
The Dalesbred is a breed of domestic sheep originating in England. Derived from the Swaledale and Scottish Blackface breeds, the
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Beltex
The Beltex is a breed of heavily muscled domestic sheep. A portmanteau of Belgian and Texel, the name reflects the
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Portland
The Portland is a sheep breed that takes its name from the Isle of Portland in Dorset, England. This breed
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Whitefaced Woodland
The Whitefaced Woodland is a sheep breed from the South Pennines in England, also known as the Penistone sheep after
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Valais Blacknose
Although the earliest mention of these sheep dates back to the 1400’s this large framed docile mountain sheep was first recognised
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Shetland
The Shetland is one of the smallest of native UK breeds. It has a small tan-coloured face and tan legs.
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Rough Fell
The Rough Fell is an upland breed of sheep, originating in England. It is common on fell and moorland farms,
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Shropshire
Shropshire sheep are medium in size with a black face and legs with a dense white fleece growing up over
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Badger Faced Welsh Mountain
Badger Face Welsh Mountain Torddu, the Welsh name meaning ‘black belly’ have distinct black stripes above the eyes and a
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Kerry Hill
A well-balanced sturdy sheep with ears set high and free from wool. A black nose and sharply defined black and
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Bluefaced Leicester
This breed has a characteristic Roman nose and a blue skinned head showing through white hair. It is well known
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North Country Cheviot
The North Country Cheviot has a striking, alert look with erect ears. The head is brilliant white and woolly. The
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Ryeland
The Ryeland’s face is well woolled and its ears are of medium size, slightly dark in colour. Ryeland’s heads have
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Derbyshire Gritstone
One of the oldest native sheep breeds in Britain, a hornless breed in the mountain and hill classification, the Derbyshire
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