November 07, 2020
Noted for their ease of management and striking black fleece, Black Welsh Mountain sheep, as their name suggests originate in the uplands of Wales and can thrive on a wide range of grazing conditions.
A naturally prolific breed, the Black Welsh Mountain regularly achieves lambing percentages of 175%. Rams are horned, while ewes are polled.
Mature ewes weigh on average 45kg (99lb), while mature rams average 60-65kg (132-143lb), with an average wool clip of 2kg (4.4lb). The short, dense fleece is highly sought after by spinners and weavers both in the UK and overseas.
Picture provided by Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Breeders’ Association of flock belonging to Donna and Matthew Evans, Cefn Flock, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
For more information visit:UK - Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Breeders’ Associationhttp://www.blackwelshmountain.org.uk/USA - American Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Associationhttp://blackwelsh.org/
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