The Brecknock Hill Cheviot sheep trace their origins back to the Scottish Cheviot sheep, which were introduced to Wales during the 1850s. Renowned for their remarkable longevity, these sheep have become a distinct breed known for their hardiness and adaptability to rugged terrains.
Characterized by their white faces and legs, Brecknock Hill Cheviot sheep exhibit erect ears without a ruff of wool behind them. They possess a distinctive appearance with no wool on their faces or legs below their knees or hocks. Their robust build is evident in their broad, strong backs, reflecting their resilience and durability in challenging environments.
While rams of the Brecknock Hill Cheviot breed may occasionally have horns, ewes are typically polled. With an average mature weight of 60 kilograms for ewes and 90 kilograms for rams, these sheep demonstrate substantial size and stature within the breed, further emphasizing their resilience and suitability for diverse farming conditions.