Flock 1930 & 2376 – "Quality Lleyn Sheep"

Breed Characteristics

The following are common distinguishing characteristics of the Lleyn breed.


HEAD: Distinctive and feminine; warm white in colour; wide forehead; good length from eye to nose – straight to slightly dished and narrowing towards the nose; bright, lively eyes; black nose.

EARS:Medium size and thickness and black spots desirable; base preferably starting from the wool.

NECK: Average length, well set on shoulders.

BREAST: Wide and well forward.

SHOULDER:  Well set.

RIB:  Long and well arched.

BACK:  Good length.

LOIN:  Broad; well joined to rump, well set tail.

LEGS:  Average length, with no wool lower than hock. Colour warm white.

BONE : Flat.

TAIL:  The tail should be docked according to current practice.

WOOL: Containing no kemp, of good length, dense and of high quality.

RAMS: Hornless.