Valais Blacknose Sheep


  • Name

    Jake and Jamie

  • Origin

    The Valais region of Switzerland

  • Diet

    Herbivore, mainly grasses and hay

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Valais Blacknose Sheep Facts

  • Valais Blacknose sheep are good at grazing steep, rocky slopes
  • Both male and female Valais Blacknose sheep have horns
  • They have black on their nose, eyes, ears, knees, hocks and feet and have light coloured woolly coats
  • They have long, curly white wool that can grow up to 15 cm in length
  • These animals are a rare breed of sheep and are both timid and extremely friendly, making for great pets
  • They are reared for both meat and wool, and they can yield 4kg of wool every year!
  • Valais Blacknose sheep are well adapted to harsh mountain conditions and they are extremely hardy

Fun Fact

Did you know that as a treat Jake and Jamie love a gingernut biscuit!

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