Brecknock Hill Cheviot breed is primarily raised for meat production. The breed is originated some 400 years ago from Wales, U.K. Welsh Mountain, Cheviot, and Leicester breeds cross resulted in Brecknock Hill Cheviot.
Brecknock Hill Cheviot breed information
The breed is white in color, has erect ears and wool behind the ears.
The mature ram can weigh around 40 kg (88 lb) and ewe around 30 kg (66 lb).
Both the sexes are polled(no horns). But sometimes rams have horns.
The fleece weight is around 1.5 to 2.5 kg per sheering, with a staple length of 6 to 10 cm.
The spinning count of the wool is 50’s to 56’s.
The wool is used for knitwear.
Easy to handle as they are much more gentle than the other Cheviot sheep.
Things to know
In 1838 this breed was introduced in the US.
Purebred Brecknock Hill sheep come in all colors except spotted.
The fleece has some kemp but usually no red kemp.
The great majority of the breed are 23″ in height sheared.
Brief characteristics of Brecknock Hill Cheviot
|Breed Name||Bleu du Maine|
|Other Name||Brecon Cheviot and Sennybridge Cheviot)|
|Country/Place of Origin||Wales, UK|
|40 kg (88 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||30 kg (66 lb)|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local conditions|
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