Blackface Norfolk Horned sheep


The Norfolk Horn is found in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and is one of the ancient "Heath" breeds. The Norfolk Horn was used along with Southdown in the development of the much more prolific Suffolk breed. It is a medium sized animal with a long body and legs. The face and legs are black or dark brown and free of wool. The fleece is white with new born lambs being mottled. Both sexes are horned and the horn pattern is an open spiral. The breed was nearly extinct in 1973. The result was initially referred to as New Norfolk Horn but in 1984 the name reverted to Norfolk Horn. The breed is still endangered.

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