Welsh Mountain sheep

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A White Welsh Mountain ewe

Welsh Mountain sheep (Welsh: Defaid (sing;"Dafad") Mynydd Cymreig, pronounced [ˈdevaɪd ˈmənɪð ˈkəmrɛɨɡ]) are small, hardy sheep from the higher parts of the Welsh mountains.[1] The males have horns, and the females are polled (hornless); they have no wool on the face or legs, and they have long tails (normally left undocked).

There are a number of varieties, bred for sheep farming in Wales. These are mainly colour variations, but some are being developed as separate breeds.



  1. ^ "Welsh Mountain". Sheep Breeds V-Z. Sheep101.info. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 

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