We have had a flock of Jacob Sheep for many years. We have enjoyed this primitive breed so much that we acquired a small flock of Black Welsh Mountain Sheep. They are also a small, hardy breed. The rams have two curled horns. Our ram has horns 33 inches long! Rams weigh about 125 pounds and stand about 28 inches tall; ewes weigh 75 to 90 pounds and are about 24 inches tall (at the shoulder).
Eliseg was named after an old Welsh King!
The wool of the Black Welsh Mountain Sheep is soft, medium fine, and black (if the sheep do not wear "blankets", the wool sunbleaches to a reddish-brown color known as "Cochddu"). The staple length is 3 to 4 inches.
Black Welsh Mountain Sheep are exceptionally good mothers--even first timers! Their kids, which weigh 3 or 4 pounds, are also very hardy (twins are very common). They are often nursing within 30 minutes of birth! Seldom is human intervention required.
We have found these sheep to be very healthy. They seem to be resistant to most diseases that plague normal flocks.
Since we are still building our flock, we do not have any Black Welsh Mountain Sheep for sale at this time.
We have small quantities of wool available for handspinners. E-mail us for more information.
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