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Cute face with big horns. Both sexes grow horns. Long, very thick hair. They hav e black legs and a off white hair (wool). The ewes make excellent mothers.
They are the most common breed of domestic sheep in the United Kingdom. They are often found in the more exposed locations such as the Scottish Highlands or roaming on the moors of Darmoor. People everywhere raise them. They are mostly used for food.
In the US the fleeces are becoming of interest to fibre artist and hand spinners for use in tapestry and the making of rugs and saddle blankets.