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Soay, Boreray & Balwen
Rare Breed Sheep
in the hills of South Wales
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
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.