An introduction to coloured sheep
Traditional breeds of coloured sheep
Britain has many traditional breeds of coloured sheep. Some of these are well known and popular, including the following rare and primitive breeds
- Manx Loghtan
- North Ronaldsay
Improved breeds of coloured sheep
There are also improved breeds of coloured sheep, such as
- Black Welsh Mountain
Breeds of sheep that are sometimes coloured
Some breeds that are normally white can produce coloured sheep because of recessive coloured genes. They include
- Leicester Longwool
Imported breeds of coloured sheep
There are imported breeds of coloured sheep, such as
- Blue Texel
As we are mainly interested in the colour and quality of fleece, we welcome both cross-bred and pure-bred varieties.
Click the names to the left to view information and pictures on each type of coloured sheep breeds in Britain.