About Portland Sheep
Portland Sheep are a heathland breed from the Dorset area, of the
UK, and a representative of the tan-faced group of breeds from the South
West. It is a small animal, the average adult ewe weighing 38-40kg. The
legs are an even tan color. The face is a tan color but may have lighter areas
around the eyes and muzzle. Some sheep carry a light covering of wool on the
forehead but the rest of the face is free from wool. The horns of the ram are
heavily spiraled; in ewes they curve through a half circle.
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