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Rare Breed Sheep

Greyface Dartmoor

Grey Faced Dartmoor

Greyface Dartmoor

The Greyface Dartmoor is a rare breed of domestic sheep originating around Dartmoor in south west England. Also known as the “Improved Dartmoor”, this is a large and long-woolled breed, known for its distinctive facial markings.Its fleece can weigh 7 to 9 kg (15 to 20 lb) (more when from rams), and today the breed is primarily raised for meat.

Some useful links

The Dartmoor Sheep Breeders Association

Rare Breeds Survival Trust

The Woolsack

The Wool Directory

The National Sheep Association

Rare Breeds Centre