About Black Welsh Mountain Sheep
Hardiness and self-reliance are the
outstanding features of this ancient breed. Hill flocks of this breed, in
normal conditions, require no supplementary feeding, they thrive on the short
rough grasses and herbage of the unploughable uplands. They are an ideal breed
for the smallholder as well as being used in their natural environment on the
hill. They are a good breed for children to work with as they are shown on
halters and the lambs are easy to handle. They cross well with terminal breeds
to produce good quality tasty meat both as a crossbred and as a purebred.
Average mature ewe weighs 45kg, rams 60-65kg.
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