Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Breed Information
The Black Welsh Mountain sheep have been around since the Middle Ages, when they were considered a status of wealth and sold by merchants. Breeders in the mid 1900’s started to single out black-fleeced Mountain Sheep in particular, which is why this color has become a prevalent variety. They are small and black in color and free of wool on both the legs, starting below the knees, and the face. In the United Kingdom, the Black Welsh Mountain Sheep is the only breed that is solely black. It was imported into the United States in 1972 and has since become a favorite type of fleece for hand spinners.
Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Breed Info.
MATURE BODY WEIGHT
Ram 100-125 lb.
Ewe 75-100 lb.
AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER
USDA Wool Grade 44’s-54’s
GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT
Ewe 3-4 lb.
Visit the American Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Association for more information.