BORDER CHEVIOT SHEEP

 

The Border Cheviot originated as a mountain breed, native to the Cheviot Hills between Scotland and England, where the climate is harsh and the conditions are rugged. 

Miriam

     Cheviots are extremely hardy and can withstand harsh winters and graze well over hilly pastures. 

Cheviots

They were bred to look after themselves.

Recognized as early as 1372, the breed is reported to have developed from sheep that swam ashore from shipwrecked Spanish ships that fled northward after the defeat of the Armada. The Cheviot is a distinctive white-faced sheep, with a wool-free face and legs, pricked ears, black muzzle and black feet. It is a very alert, active sheep, with a stylish, lively carriage. 

Eve and Ramses

    Cheviot wool has a distinctive helical crimp, which gives it that highly desirable resilience. 

 

We do not breed pure Border Cheviots.  Instead we use them to breed with our Southdown Babydolls to create CHEVIOT DOLLS.