Sheep at the Show

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!

Zwartble
The Zwartbles has a striking appearance: a black/brown fleece, a white blaze on the face, 2 – 4 white socks,
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Texel
The Texel sheep originates from the island of Texel off the Dutch North-Sea coast.The British Texel is a medium sized
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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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Oxford Down
Oxford Downs have a dark brown face and ears with white wool covering the body and stretching up onto the
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Greyface Dartmoor
The Greyface Dartmoor is a rare breed of domestic sheep originating around Dartmoor in south west England. Also known as
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Castlemilk Moorits
The Castlemilk Moorit is a rare breed of domestic sheep (also known as Moorit Shetland, Milledge Sheep, or Castlemilk Shetland)
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Dorper
The Dorper is a South African mutton breed developed in the 1930’s from the Dorset Horn and Blackheaded Persian. The
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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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Southdown
The Southdown sheep is smaller than some of the other downland breeds found in the UK, the Southdown has fine
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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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Herdwick
Herdwicks are a sturdy, strong boned sheep. The rams in particular have a broad chest, noticeably thick-set legs and may
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Black Welsh Mountain
Hardiness and self-reliance are the outstanding features of this ancient breed. Hill flocks of this breed, in normal conditions, require
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Charollais
The Charollais is a breed of domestic sheep originating in east central France, in the same region in which Charollais
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Icelandic
Sheep were originally taken to Iceland by the Vikings, who colonised the island between 870 and 930 AD. Icelandic Sheep
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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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Swaledale
The Swaledale has a black face with a white muzzle and white markings around its eyes. Both ewes and rams
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Scottish Blackface
All Blackfaces are horned, with black or black and white face and legs. The fleece should be free of black
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Mule Sheep
The Mule is one of the most common breeds of sheep in the UK. It’s a mongrel breed which owes
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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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Herdwick
Herdwicks are a sturdy, strong boned sheep. The rams in particular have a broad chest, noticeably thick-set legs and may
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