October 21, 2020
Kerry Hill sheep originate from the area surrounding the Welsh borders town of Kerry, with the breed renowned for its excellent mothering characteristics.
Once high in number in mid to late 20th century numbers fell considerably and the breed was consequently classified as rare in the UK until recent years.
Noted for its striking characteristics, including its black and white face, all white wool and black and white legs and ears, the breed carries a strong carcass, with a well sprung rib and loin.
The dense fleece should be free from kemp and under the British Wool Marketing Board’s grading scheme it is classed with the down breeds due to its quality and versatility.
The breed has become popular with small flock owners in the UK, due to both its striking physical appearance and also its mothering abilities, growth rates and the quality of its meat.
Pictures provided by Kerry Hill Flock Book SocietyFor more information visit:UK - Kerry Hill Flock Book Societyhttps://kerryhillsheepsociety.com/USA - American Kerry Hill Association [website under construction]
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