riginating from the Valais region in Switzerland, the Valias Blacknose sheep (Walliser Schwarznasenschaf in German) is a breed of domestic sheep.
These adorable and charming animals date back to the 15th century and were only formally acknowledged as unique, in the 1960’s
Distinctive markings of black faces and ears, long twirly horns and black patches on their knees, hocks and feet make them unique and easy to spot.
This breed, the Valias Blacknose Sheep is bred for both the wool and meat industries.
Their friendliness and apparent fascination with humans, make humans love them too!
Go have a look at this facebook page from New Zealand for some adorable pictures of these creatures and you will soon realise why they are dubbed “the cutest sheep in the world”
39 microns and a staple length of 100mm or more is the average fibre diameter of their wool.
The yearly produce ranges to about 4 kilogrammes per head
With the coarseness of their wool, it is most suitable for carpeting or felting.
These sheep have a calm nature and are easily tamed and known to be friendly.