Key Characteristics 

Of the many types of sheep referred to as a type of Welsh mountain, sheep specifically carrying the Welsh Mountain name are of moderate length and height with a broad forehead and muzzle. The face and legs are white or slightly tanned, with a black or speckled nose. The fleece is white and males can be horned. 


  • The breed was developed in the Welsh hills in the 13th century, being particularly prevalent in the hills of South Wales.

  • The Welsh Mountain Sheep Society (Pedigree Section) focuses on genetic improvement and showing the breed at various agricultural shows and events. 


A maternal hill breed, the Welsh Mountain is economical and hardy with females that carry excellent mothering ability. They will thrive in extreme environments, finding grazing to look after themselves and their lambs.