Swaledale Sheep

About Swaledale SheepAbout Swaledale Sheep

Swaledale Sheep have a fascinating masked face: the upper part of their face is deep black but a bright silvery white surrounds the nose and eyes. The hair on their face is short and strong. They grow greyer with age. Their horns are set low, round and rather wide. Their ears are grey or silver and of medium length. Their wool is white except at the back of the head where it is mixed with part black, with a thick deep bed and curly top of medium length. Their tail is thick, long and woolly and their legs are good flat bone of medium length, well set four square, with well-shaped hocks, grey or mottled in color, and with good sized feet.

Content and photo source: The National Sheep Association.