About Swaledale Sheep
Swaledale Sheep have a fascinating masked face: the upper
part of their face is deep black but a bright silvery white surrounds the nose
and eyes. The hair on their face is short and strong. They grow greyer with
age. Their horns are set low, round and rather wide. Their ears are grey or
silver and of medium length. Their wool is white except at the back of the head
where it is mixed with part black, with a thick deep bed and curly top of
medium length. Their tail is thick, long and woolly and their legs are good
flat bone of medium length, well set four square, with well-shaped hocks, grey
or mottled in color, and with good sized feet.
Content and photo source: The National Sheep Association.