Shropshire sheep For Sale
The Shropshire sheep is a dual purpose breed of domestic sheep from United Kingdom. It was originated from the hills of Shropshire, and North Staffordshire, England.
It was developed during the 1840s. Exact origins of this breed are unknown. But the breeders in this area used the local black-faced sheep and crossed them with a few sheep breeds of white-faced sheep, especially the Cotswold, Leicester and Southdown sheep.
That cross produced a medium-sized sheep breed that produced good wool and meat. The Shropshire sheep was imported into the United States, in 1855. And currently the breed is raised mainly for meat production.
The Shropshire sheep is a medium to large sized breed with stylish carriage. It’s body is covered with fine and dense wool.
It is a robust animal as indicated by width and depth of the chest, strength and formation of neck and by bold active movement. Fleece of these animals is of good length, dense and elastic to touch