These fleeces are the most sought after of those I sell. Wonderfully soft, stunning darker edges. The Badger Face Welsh Mountain is a sheep with a long history. Sheep with the now familiar “badger” markings have been seen for as long as sheep have wandered the mountains and hills of Wales.
It is a hardy upland breed known for producing a high percentage of twins and triplets under good conditions
The breed comes in two distinct colours; Torddu and Torwen. This sheepskin is a Torddu (pronounced Torthee) means black belly and is mainly white with a distinctive black underbelly and eye stripes.
It is difficult to identify the origin of the breed with any certainty. The Torwen colour pattern shows a strong similiarity with the Soay and Mouflon and there is reason to believe that at one time a high proportion of Welsh Mountain sheep were coloured, but requirements of the cloth trade in the Middle Ages caused flock masters to select more and more for white.
Sizes can vary by 10% Average Length 100cm x Width 70cm