Border Cheviot Sheep
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Border Cheviot sheep originated as a mountain breed, nativernto the Cheviot Hills between Scotland and England, where the climate is harshrnand the conditions are rugged. Cheviots are extremely hardy and can withstandrnharsh winters and graze well over hilly pastures. They were bred to look afterrnthemselves. Recognized as early as 1372, the breed is reported to haverndeveloped from sheep that swam ashore from shipwrecked Spanish ships that fledrnnorthward after the defeat of the Armada.

Cheviot sheep are a distinctive white-faced sheep, with arnwool-free face and legs, pricked ears, black muzzle and black feet. They are arnvery alert, active sheep, with a stylish, lively carriage. Cheviot wool has arndistinctive helical crimp, which gives them a highly desirable resilience.

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