Lonk Sheep are one of the largest native hill breeds, their face
and legs are pure black and white. The fleece is trim and even from head to
skirting, white and free from kemp. Both sexes are horned. Average mature ewe
weighs 45-54kg, rams 75-91kg.
Lonk ewes are prolific and
good mothers. They are often crossed with Down and Continental tups (rams) to
produce a long lean lamb suitable for the modern consumer. Lonk tups are often
put to ewes of other hill breeds such as Swaledale, Dalesbred, Scottish
Blackface, and Welsh ewes to produce bigger lamb carcasses and improve wool
Source: National Sheep Association.