Moorparks Farm Cottages

Holiday accommodation in North Devon

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Swiss Valais Sheep

The Valais Blacknose, (Swiss Valais) is a breed of domestic sheep originating in the Valais region of Switzerland. It is a dual-purpose breed, raised both for meat and for wool. These sheep are mostly found in the mountains of Switzerland.
Typical markings are: Black nose and head center, black ears, black knees and back of the back legs and black socks. The female also have a black spot on the rear. Moorparks keep breeding ewes and will occasionally sell rams or wethers. Lambing time is usually around September.
We decided to keep these whilst looking after some for friends. The Swiss Valais and the Dartmoor Greyface sheep are the two friendliest breeds you will come across.