The Welsh Mountain Badger Face is a shading variety of the Welsh Mountain.
The breed is known for delivering a healthy lamb, milk, fleece, and fantastic meat that is succulent, fine finished, and astounding.
It is an old Welsh breed that was once regular in the Welsh Mountains.
There are two kinds of Welsh Mountain Badger Face sheep; the Torwen is Welsh for white midsection – yet the remainder of the sheep is dark, and the Torddu is Welsh for dark stomach – however, the rest of the sheep is white.
The Torddu (Welsh for the dark gut) fundamentally looks like a badger’s face.
The body and face are free of fleece and white in shading; the downy is delicate, firm, and close.
Portions of the sheep, which are dark incorporate within the little ears, stripes over the eyes, and a dark band were running from the jawline under the midsection to the tail’s tip.
The tail is long and set high on the rear end with a white encompassing.
The hair over the nose and the nose itself are dark as well.
The markings on the transcendently dark legs are plainly characterized in white, dark or light tan stripes.
The Torwen (Welsh for the white gut) has a body and face which is free of fleece and dim dark or darker in shading.
The wool is delicate, firm, and close.
The lower jaw ought to be white with this shaded zone reaching out down the throat.
Unmistakable white stripes keep running along with the eyes towards the nose, and the little ears have a dim external shading and differentiating lighter inside.
The fleece coating the stomach is white, and the tail is long, being dull in shading and set high on the backside.
The tail’s underside must be white to the tip, and the dark legs are unmistakably characterized with tan stripes.
Welsh Mountain Badger Face Sheep Characteristics
The Badger Face is an old local Welsh breed, rigid, medium measured, polled (hornless) ewes, darkly colored, and has a distinct spiral shape horned rams and the sheep are alluring and produce brilliant, sweet meat.
The Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep is a moderately little, strong low upkeep Welsh mountain breed.
Not a tall breed of sheep, but they are heavy with wool. Though they have short legs, they move very fast.
Badger Face Sheep Weighing around 40 to 60 kilograms for ewes and 90 kilograms for rams.
Staple length is 7 to 10 cm, with a fleece load of 1.5 to 2.0 kg. The spinning count of the fleece is 46’s to 56’s. It is utilized for the most part for rugs in Britain.
Badger face welsh a tranquil and friendly temperament.
Quantities of this breed fell during the Middle Ages when the fabric exchange requested a white fleece. Be that as it may, presently, an absolute number of the Badger Face Welsh Mountain sheep has expanded.
The Badger Face Welsh Mountain sheep are a very tough breed and can touch harsh slopes and territory.
They depend on remaining all together for shielding themselves from predators. As they seem to be ‘prey creatures’, so they are profoundly delicate to predators.
They can detect the nearness of risk from a few hundred feet away and intuitively escape rather than battle or assault. They can wander their ears aimlessly for identifying potential threats.
The ewes are great moms and take great consideration of their children. The Badger Face Welsh Mountain sheep likewise make incredible pets, since they are accommodating in nature and they effectively associate with people.
Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep Performance
They can achieve 200% lambs in the lowland conditions, which are better than the welsh mountain.
In Badger Face, around 160% lambing in the high land conditions. So that brings up an average of 150% lambing overall.
Birth weight will be around 6 lbs(2.5 kg) to 11 lbs (5 kg).
Usually, lambing happens in the month of early March to early May.
Two lambs and triplets are quite common. Some ewes even produce until ten years of age.
Some pure breeds can achieve around 200gm of weight per day, with grass feed alone.
Badger sheep are popular in the shows. Very easy lambing and low vet costs.
Welsh are very good looking sheep, usually quiet and friendly to humans.
Brief characteristics of Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep
|Breed Name||Badger Face Welsh Mountain sheep|
|Other Name||Torwen, Torddu|
|Country/Place of Origin||Wales|
|Breed Purpose||Meat and wool|
|55 kg (120 lbs)|
|Ewe(Female)||45 kg (100 lbs)|
|Kidding||two to three lambs|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing and Stall-fed|
|Climate Tolerance||All Climates|
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