South Welsh Mountain sheep have been reared on the harsh
hill pastures of South Wales for centuries. Their ability to thrive where
lesser breeds have failed has ensured their predominance in the area.
They are a dual purpose breed. They are similar in
appearance to other Welsh Mountain breeds, and rams are frequently used to
improve the size and conformation of the other Welsh Mountain breeds.
When crossed with a Suffolk ram, the South Wales Mountain
ewe produces ewe lambs that are sought after as lowland breeding ewes, being
hardy, prolific and good milkers with strong conformation. Their fleece is
dense with an even mixture of white kempy fiber.