Shropshire Sheep

About Shropshire SheepAbout Shropshire Sheep

Shropshire Sheep are medium sized Sheep. They are active and alert. They have a soft black face, with a covering of wool on the poll. Their ears should be soft, black and well set on. Their body is well-fleshed, long, deep and symmetrical, having a broad straight back with well-sprung ribs. Their legs are medium in length, of strong bone and upright joints, well set apart and soft black in color. Their cherry skin is covered in dense, fine quality wool weighing 3-4kg with an average staple of 10cm. Average mature ewe weighs 80kg, rams 120kg.

Content and Photo Source: National Sheep Association.

Shropshire Sheep Associations

International Dairy Goat Registry - International Fiber Breed Registry -