Soay Sheep
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©Gaerllwyd 2009 ~ all rights reserved

Soay, Boreray & Balwen

Rare Breed Sheep  

in the hills of South Wales

Gaerllwyd

 

Flocks

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You don’t need to live on a mountain to enjoy keeping these sheep!  

 

They will be fine on lowland pasture, but take care that they don’t get fat on lush grass.    

 

 

 

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Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep, as a breed, are considered “At Risk” by the RBST.   

 

The name Balwen in welsh means “white blaze” ~ see photos of my flock below!

 

They have four white socks, black noses, and a partially white tail.  

 

  

 

 

These are tough mountain sheep.  

 

They lamb easily and are good mothers.  They can become very tame, are long lived.  They have a “joy of living” and will jump for joy and play even in old age.  

 

Their tail is left long and is not docked.     

Balwen Cymraeg Fynydd Dafad ydy a hardy bridia originating chan hun feinedd arwynebedd i mewn Cymru , 'r Tywi bant.

Balwen Ram
Balwen Ewe