Black Welsh Mountain Sheep


Black Welsh Mountain sheep - ewe

Black Welsh Mountain sheep breeders listing & info

Black Welsh Mountain sheep are small black sheep. They produce a lovely black wool known as "cuchddu" due to the reddish colouring that can be present on the ends of the fiber. Average fleece weights range from 2.2 – 5.5 pounds

Rams of this breed are horned and posses a lovely black curling horn set. Ewes are naturally polled.

These animals are small in size, are somewhat timid, but quickly adaptable to almost any situation or change in routine. There is no upper size limit, but the average height at the shoulder falls between 20 and 30 inches. Mature ewes weigh in at 100 lbs and mature rams weigh between 130 – 145 lbs.

Their tails must remain undocked to be registered as purebreds stock. The tails are hairless on the underside and as such, theses sheep are naturally resistant to fly strike.

This breed seems to be a little more level headed than some of the more commercial breeds and will not startle as easily.


Black Welsh Mountain sheep - ram


American Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Association

Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Breeders Association in Britian


Characteristics of Black Welsh Mountain sheep

130 - 145 lbs

Rams / Béliers

100 lbs

Ewes / Brebis

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Lamb/Ewe Percentage / Pourcentage d’agnelage


Fleece / Qualité de la toison  

2.2 - 2.5 lbs

Weight / Poids


Staple Length / Longueur de fibre


Micron Count / Micron


Name and contact info for Black Welsh Mountain sheep breeders

  • "Athenry" Black Welsh Mt Sheep, Kristen & Andrew Ritson-Bennett 
  • Buckley Farm 
    • 1930 Rosetta Rd Lanark ON K0G 1K0
    • 613-297-8717
  • Mariposa Woolen Mill, Dave & Ellen Edney 
    • 1275 HWY 7 Oakwood ON
    • 705-341-7959 (Text or call)
  • Newland Ranch, Val Fiddler 
    • Box 42, Webb, SK S0N 2X0 
    • 306-672-3550
  • Ovation Hal  
    • 16341 Woodbine Ave, RR 3, Newmarket, ON L3Y 4W1 
    • 905-898-0822 
  • Oyster Bed Farm, Allison Ferguson
  • Roving Winds Farm 
  • Southfork Whole Foods Farm, Melanie Grimster  
    • Box 654 Eastend, SK S0N 0T0 
    • 306-295-3321
  • Tj’s Farm, Thane & Jaxon Hope 
    • Maple Creek, SK 
    • 306-662-4397
  • Totem Farm, The Morrissey family 
    • 1211 Centre Rd Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7 
    • 905-690-9497 -

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