Breeders: Romney Sheep

The Romney originated in the Romney Marsh area of England and this breed of sheep can thrive in wet and cold environments.

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They are average in size and their faces are solid in color. Romney sheep can be either white or colored with slightly different breed standards applied to each breed. Typically white Romney sheep have a greater emphasis placed on their body and confirmation while colored Romney sheep breeders focus more on the quality and consistency of their flock’s lustrous fleece.

The Romney has wool that covers its entire body, including the legs. Romney ewes are good at caring for their young and have excellent abilities when it comes to producing milk. Both white and natural colored Romney sheep are raised primarily for wool production due to the high-quality fleece they’re capable of producing each year, which is quite thick and long and ideal for hand-spinning.

Romneys are one of the more versatile sheep breeds in that they are capable of producing both wool and high quality meat in harsh conditions. Their hooves and fleece make them suitable for a wide range of environments.

If you’d like to buy a Romney, check the links below:

United States of America: Breeders List

United Kingdom: Breeders List

New Zealand: Breeders List

Australia: Breeders List

Sources:

http://romneysuk.com/

http://americanromney.org/

http://www.nzromney.co.nz/

http://www.australianromneyassociation.com/

http://www.raisingsheep.net/romney.html

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