Lindas Lambs Know your source.....
Lindas LambsKnow your source.....

The Kerry Hill

The breed originates from the hills around the small village of Kerry, on the English/Welsh border.  Popular in the 60s numbers declined and Kerry Hills made it on to the Rare Breeds list. Now this striking hill sheep is making a comeback.

The Kerry Hill is a medium sized breed of sturdy build, an average ewe weighing about 55 to 65 kg (121 to 143 lb) and a ram a little more. The face is white with black markings on the nose around the eyes and knees with black, wool-less ears set high on the head.  The fleece is of medium to fine quality white and dense and is classed with the Down breeds for marketing purposes.An average fleece weighs about 2.75 kg (6.1 lb).

Our lambing percentage in 2018 was 190%. We have also used a Blue Faced Leicester tup to produce Kerry Mules which  were prize winners at Westmorland County Show in 2017. The ewes milk well and the lambs grow quickly and thrive well on grass.

Kerrys are bold and strong. The ewes make excellent mothers and easy lambers. Our processed fleeces are used to make duvets for our holiday let accommodation.

 

Show Team - 4th prize Any Breed of Tup Otley Show May 2016
Second prize in Native/Primitive Tup North Yorkshire County Show June 2016

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For more informationc ontact:

May Rhodes

07863808771

Linda Burrows

07801651783

Nicky Burrows

07734901589

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