Specialist breeder of pure breed Valais Blacknose Sheep for sale UK. Includes information, news, gallery and contact details.
The Valais Blacknose is a heritage breed from the Upper Valais region of the German-speaking part of Switzerland. This domestic sheep breed is also known as Blacknosed Swiss, Visp, Visperschaf, Walliser Schwarznaseschaf and Wallis Blacknose. Although they are quite popular in its native area, they are not very common around the world with their population of 13,700 herdbook animals. It is estimated that the reproduction power of the breed is about 1.6 lambs per year. Unlike most breeds of sheep, Valais sheep breed all year round and are not seasonal like the majority of sheep. The black-nose sheep are a dual-purpose breed, as they are raised both for meat and for their wool.