Scottish Blackface Sheep
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rnrnScottish Blackface, also known as just Blackface, Sheep are thernmost numerous of British breeds. They are found over a wide spectrum of hillrnand marginal ground throughout Great Britain and Ireland. All Blackfaces arernhorned, with black or black and white face and legs. The fleece should be freernof black fiber, and can vary from short, fine wool used for carpets and tweedsrnto strong coarse, which is mainly sold for the Italian mattress trade.rnInfluenced by climate, environment and grazing quality several distinct typesrnhave evolved within the breed and are generally identified by the centers atrnwhich they are sold. The Perth type, a large framed sheep with a medium tornheavy coat, is found mainly in North East Scotland and Northern Ireland. ThernLanark type is dominant in Central and Southern Scotland and the Borders. It isrnof medium length, with a shorter, denser coat than that of the Perth type. ThernNewton Stewart or Galloway type is a compact, burly sheep with a short, thickrnrain resistant coat, and is found, in its native South West Scotland, and manyrnof the hard wet areas of the West of Scotland, the Hebrides, and Ireland. Inrnthe North of England the large framed, soft-coated Northumberland Blackface isrninfluential in the breeding of the North of England Mule. Average adultrnbodyweight: Upland 70kg; Ave./good hill 50-65kg; poor hill 45-50kg.

rnrnrnrnContent and Photo Source:rnNational Sheep Association

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Since 1977 the purpose of NCWGA has been to assist members in the development and promotion of naturally-colored sheep and their wool. NCWGA can accomplish this by offering a number of services to members. These services include programs to support breeders of colored sheep, to support sheep shows which allow colored sheep, and to support the judges of those shows. 

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