This website uses cookies

Cookies remember you so we can give you a better service online. By using this website or closing this message, you are agreeing to our Cookies noticeClose
Skip to content
« back to encyclopedia search results

Whitefaced Woodland

A hill-sheep originating on the borders between Derbyshire and Yorkshire, and also known as the Penistone - where a sheep fair has been held since 1699. it's popularity has declined with the introduction of black-faced varieties which are better suited to the cold, wet, conditions and changes in farming systems.

The Whiteface is one of the largest hill sheep - mature ewes reaching over 60kg. Both sexes are horned, those of the ram being heavy and spiraled.. the tail is especially long and muscular. Kept in lowland areas, the ewes produce large crops of lambs and good milk yields.

Unfortunately, as mentioned, the breed has fallen out of favour and is considered 'vulnerable' by The Rare Breeds Survival Trust. For more information, contact: 2 Biddlesden, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5TR. TEL: 01280-850677. See 'Rare Breeds Survival Trust'

Reviews / Comments

Not yet reviewed

Be the first to add a review