About Valais Blacknose Sheep
sheep come from the Valais region of southern Switzerland. They are a rare dual-purpose breed that is raised both for
meat and for wool. Both rams and ewes are horned and they have a very distinct
“black-hole face” – their faces, eyes, and noses are all black surrounded by
long white wool.
sheep are well adapted life
in the high mountains and they graze even on the steepest, stoniest slopes.
Other than Switzerland Valais Blacknose sheep can be found
in Germany and recently 10 ewes and one ram where imported into Scotland by a
rancher named Raymond Irvine.