Valais Blacknose Sheep for sale
At Valais Blacknose Sheep Cheshire, we have a selection of Valais Blacknose sheep for sale bred off some Maximum points sheep. This stunning Swiss-bred herd of sheep is ideal for English farmers, Hobbyist and small holders. Thanks to their distinct markings and their fantastic nature, it’s no wonder that they’ve been named the “world’s cutest sheep.” So whether you are looking to show your sheep in the show ring or add to your flock for breeding purposes, why not get in touch with us to find out more about our Valais Blacknose sheep for sale?
Our flock includes Gimmer lambs, Ram lambs , Stock Rams, Shearling Ewes and older breeding Stock Ewes which delivery can be arranged anywhere in the UK. We also sell Valais Blacknose Semen, which can be delivered anywhere within Great Britain.
If you have any questions about Valais Blacknose sheep in the UK, please contact us. We’re always happy to talk about this beautiful breed.
Why buy your Valais Blacknose sheep from Valais Blacknose Sheep Cheshire?
If you are looking to buy pedigree livestock, you must speak to an experienced breeder rather than searching for lambs for sale on sites such as Preloved or Sell My Livestock. Buying live animals should always be undertaken with the utmost due diligence.
We take care of our flock of Valais Blacknose sheep. Our Cheshire farm features forty-five acres of land, which allows our lambs to flourish. Alongside our Blacknose sheep, we also have Valais Blackneck Goats and rare breed poultry which includes Large Fowl Buff, Blue, Gold and Silver Laced Wyandotte Chickens, and Sebastopol Geese with curly breasts.
We have been breeding Valais Blacknose sheep in the UK for many years. Our knowledge of the breed means that we can discuss the heritage of each Ram and each Ewe. We can provide full Grassroots Pedigrees, DNA tests, Scrapie Tests and Parent Verifications for all our Sheep, giving you the confidence of the pedigree and Pure Swiss Type 3 lines of our Valais Blacknose Sheep.
As breeders, we are also well acquainted with the show ring. We regularly exhibit many of our flock, and attend the Black Beauty Show and Sale in Carlisle annually so please get in touch if you are looking for a Valais sheep for sale to enhance your showring performance. We have a few Sheep that are Maximum Points and Lambs Bred from them For Sale. During our conversation, we can discuss the wool and conformation of each of our Sheep, giving you the greatest chance for success.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to buy Sheep Semen from Maximum Points, we can courier Valais Semen to almost any address in the country. Our Sheep Semen can be purchased in pellet form or in P1/P2 dose or single dose straws.
What is so special about the Valais Blacknose sheep?
It’s no surprise that the Valais has been named the world’s cutest sheep. One look at the black face, black knees, and long white wool can be enough to melt anyone’s heart. The stunning looks and docile nature of the Valais Sheep explain why they are increasingly popular as family pets and successful in the show ring.
Valais Blacknose sheep are increasingly popular in the UK. They first garnered attention when they were featured in an episode of the BBC farming series Countryfile and the series of This Farming life in which Raymond Irvine and his famous Highland flock featured putting the sheep firmly on the map in the UK. We have some of his famous Highland flock in our lines which we are very happy with. Originally bred in Switzerland, this domestic sheep is known as a dual-purpose breed – it’s as popular for its wool as its meat in Switzerland.
Unlike many other sheep breeds, the Valais Blacknose can lamb throughout the year, rather than just the spring. We at Valais Blacknose will only breed our Ewe’s when they are 18 to 24 months old and are fully grown.
If you’re looking for a Valais Blacknose sheep for sale to help with your breeding programmes or to add to your flock, please contact us.
The UK has fallen in love with the Valais Blacknose sheep
In recent years, the Valais Blacknose sheep has grown in popularity in the UK. Farmers love the addition of these friendly sheep to their flock, and UK sheep breeders are helping to maintain the breed’s integrity, which is currently under threat in its native Switzerland. But unfortunately, the return of wolves to Switzerland has become a significant threat to the breed, with only a few thousand Valais Blacknose Sheep left worldwide.
Currently, there are only a few Blacknose sheep for sale, most of which are strongly associated with the Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK.
But what makes this particular rare breed stand out from others? Well, firstly, it’s the looks. Valais sheep have a distinct black face and long wool, making them look like cartoon characters. This breed is so beautiful; it has to be seen to be believed.
As this breed derives from the Swiss mountains, Blacknose sheep are hardy animals who can easily adapt to different conditions. This makes them a popular choice for farmers and shepherds looking for sheep for sale because they know that the Valais Blacknose will quickly fit into their new surroundings anywhere in the UK.
Please contact us to see the availability of Valais Black Nose Sheep, We Usually have:
• Gimmer lambs
• Stock Rams
• Stock Ewe
• Valais Blacknose semen.
We sometimes have bottle fed lambs and caid lambs for sale, please contact us today to find out the availability.
We have some clean fleeces off the lambs in the picture For Sale. If you are interested or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Valais Blacknose Ewes For Sale. Pure Swiss with great breeding from Westmorland Elvis who’s father is Prenwick Eros and is a fantastic Ram. All sheep are vaccinated and wormed and come with Grassroots pedigree. 12 months old ready for breeding. Only serious enquires please.
Valsis Blacknose Ram Lamb intact For Sale. He is a stunning, well marked young lamb with great black mask and matching patches. He is bred off top prize winning bloodlines and will be vaccinated.
Valais Blacknose Ram Lamb Gino now has a deposit on him, good patches and great black mask. Bred off top show lines and Grassroots registered, ready to go in 8 weeks, offers invited.
Valais Blacknose Lamb Gaby is now Sold
Valais Blacknose Lamb Granto is now sold
Valais Blacknose Lamb Graham is now Sold
I sold this Valais Blacknose Wether Lamb to Stacey who loves him and is raising him by the bottle. She takes him to Nursing homes to bring joy to others. He thinks he is a dog now 🙂
All our stock are pedigree and Grassroots registered, they are bred off Original Swiss stock that conforms to the breeding standard.
Breeding (intact) males, Ewes, Wethers and Lambs may all become available during the breeding season. Please message for any further enquiries.
Valais Rams Semen Pellets and Straws for sale UK
Valais Blacknose Sheep Cheshire have frozen Semen Straws available for sale. We have Semen available from our Top Quality Swiss Valais Rams which are all type 3 original swiss bloodlines bred from Fantastic show lines and can be delivered to anywhere in Great Britain.
We sell Semen in Pellet Form and P2 Doses and as single dose straws. Please ‘Contact Us’ for further information and we can inform you of what semen we have available.
Valais Blacknose Semen (Valais Rams Semen) Pellets and Straws for sale.
What is the Valais Blacknose breed standards?
As a rare breed, there are distinct standards that are set for the Valais Blacknose sheep. The Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK has the full details of what to expect from your lambs.
Typically, you will expect to find a black face and ears, black knees, and uniform spots on the ankles. The Valais Blacknose have roman noses, wide mouths, and broad foreheads. Ewes will typically be between 72-78cm at the withers, and rams will be 75-83cm.
To read more about the standards Click here
Do you have any Valais Blacknose lambs for sale?
The non-seasonality of the breed means that we may have Valais Blacknose lambs for sale at various times throughout the year, not just in the Spring.
We usually have Gimmer lambs for sale, but we may also occasionally have bottle-fed lambs and cade lambs for sale as well. If you would like to visit our Cheshire farm to see our lambs for yourself, please contact us.
Do have any Valais Blacknose sheep semen for sale?
We sell Valais Blacknose Sheep Semen, which is available in P1 Doses or P2 pellets or Straws.
Our frozen Semen Straws are available from our Swiss Valais Rams, which are all type 3 original Pure Swiss bloodlines. We know that many breeders are looking to buy Valais Sheep Semen to breed specifically for show purposes, and we have Maximum Points Rams that are fantastic show lines.
Our straws are available in P2 doses, or single dose straws and P1 Pellets and we can deliver them anywhere in the UK via our next-day courier services.
If you have any questions about our Valais Blacknose Sheep Semen for sale, please contact us. We’re always happy to answer any questions or discuss the heritage of our Valais Rams.
How can I buy a Valais Blacknose sheep?
Some people will choose to buy their flock through selling sites such as Preloved or Sell My Livestock. We recommend that if you are starting a flock for the first time, you should always speak with a reputable breeder. You should be aware of the breed history and the health considerations of the stock Rams and stock Ewes. Where possible, you should try to visit the farm, so you know what conditions the animal has been raised in and potentially see the parent stock.
At Valais Blacknose Sheep Cheshire, we are experienced in selling our sheep to breeders as well as those who are looking for a starter flock. We can answer any questions that you may have and discuss practical ways to take care of your sheep.
What is the reproduction rate for a Valais Blacknose ewe?
This is a slow maturing breed; most Ewes will lamb for the first time when they are between 18-24 months old.
Valais Blacknose sheep are not seasonal breeders and have a reproduction rate of 1.6 lambs per year.
How often can you breed a Valais Blacknose sheep?
It is recommended that these sheep are not bred more than once per year to protect the health of the Ewe. However, the non-seasonality of the breed means that Blacknose sheep can be a valuable addition to your breeding programme throughout the year.
If you would like to find out more about our Blacknose sheep for sale, please contact us.
Can you keep a Valais Blacknose sheep as a pet?
Yes. The extremely docile nature of these beautiful sheep makes the Valais Blacknose a wonderful pet. They are particularly good with children and make a fantastic addition to any farm. However, if you are planning to buy a Valais Lamb as a pet, rather than buying it for breeding or showing purposes, they must be treated with the same consideration as other livestock and all that it entails.
You must have a CPH number (county parish holding)
Valais Blacknose Sheep Cheshire
The picture of sheep quietly grazing on green grass somewhere near the mountainsides seems to be one of the most therapeutic and soothing view ever. If these animals are characteristic black-and white Valais Blacknose Sheep, the picture cannot be more beautiful.The origins of Valais Blacknose Sheep are dated back to the beginning of the 15th century, although they weren’t officially recognised as a separate breed until 1962. They were originally raised in southwestern part of Switzerland, in a region called Valais. This area is known for its magnificent landscapes and impressive mountains, such as worldwide famous Matterhorn.
Rough mountain conditions combined with specific weather (Valais is told to be one of the driest places in Switzerland) resulted in a need to raise domestic animals tolerant to those factors. Villagers tried to find a way to ensure themselves access to meat and wool. Both these materials were necessary to provide food and clothes, both of which are of significant importance as they enable everyday living in environment which is such unfriendly for many species. This is how people of Valais started to breed sheep that grazes on mountainsides which are difficult to reach for other domestic animals. Today, agriculture is the primary sector of this region’s economy.
Valais Blacknose Sheep – Appearance
Extraordinary beauty and unique appearance of Blacknose Sheep consists of their specific colouring: white wool contrasts with their black faces and ears, black patches are also located on particular places of their bodies, such as knees, feet, or hocks. Their cute look is also connected with another characteristics of the wool. Valais Blacknose Sheep have a very fluffy and long wool, what makes these adorable animals look even more sweet. Both males and females have horns, what sometimes makes it hard to recognise rams from ewes. Males are larger and heavier than females. A ram can weigh from 80 to 130 kg, while the weight of a mature ewe varies from 70 to 90 kg. Average female’s height is 72-78 cm, males are slightly larger (75-83 cm).
Although primarily Valais Blacknose Sheep were bred for their meat, now they are raised for both meat and wool, what makes them very versatile domestic sheep breed. These large animals produce quite good meat. They also provide us with long and rather coarse wool what makes it an excellent material for felting and carpets. Their wool grows about 30 cm a year. Annually you can perform two shearings with a result of even 15 cm. Nowadays you can find flocks of these easily recognisable sheep not only in Switzerland, but also in Germany and UK. Unfortunately, the population of Blacknose Sheep is not very large, and the flocks are threatened by their old natural enemy, wolf. You can list two main character traits of these animals. They are very friendly and docile. Together with excellent carpet wool, delicious and healthy meat, Valais Blacknose Sheep seem to be perfect domestic animals. Taking into account their cute appearance and friendly character, these sheep can also make quite good pets, of course, when your garden is large enough. In both cases, you may be interested in buying your sheep from a proven source.
When you are searching for Valais Blacknose Sheep for sale in UK, you can find the offers of several farmers who specialize in breeding these sheep and happen to be the owners of a registered flock. But let’s assume you want to be a hundred percent sure that the animals you are going to buy are pure blood Blacknose Sheep, they are well-cared-for and, what is more important, they are also healthy. You have to make sure that the breeder you choose provides all that instead of looking for sheep for sale by comparing different breeders on the basis of Valais Blacknose Sheep price. When you are looking for a perfect breeder, you are on the best way to find him. I guess you keep asking yourself this question – where can I buy Valais Blacknose Sheep? The answer is closer than you think. If you are reading this article, the information you want is right here. There are many sources that can give you a clue where to buy Valais Blacknose Sheep. Our suggestion is to look for a proven provider, the one whose competence is undeniable and confirmed by other people who are connected with breeding domestic sheep.
We can assume that reliable breeders are associated in Valais Blacknose Sheep Society. The fact that a breeder is the member of this Society gives you a guarantee that he is a professional, knows his job very well and truly loves it. The Society has a list of breed standards that have to be kept when a breeder wants to be a member. This is to ensure a perfect quality of life standards of the animals, what translates to good health and appearance of sheep. When a breeder knows and keeps restrictive guidelines relating to the shape and colour of different parts of a sheep body, starting with nose, eye rims, ears, tails, head, neck, horns, shoulders, back, abdomen, legs, ending with the perfect body weight and other anatomy details, as well as a certain quality of wool, we can be perfectly sure that the animal we are going to buy will be the pure breed Valais Blacknose Sheep.
We are member of the UK Valais Blacknose Sheep Society. We are considered to be one of the most successful provider of Pure Breed Poultry and Valais Blacknose Sheep for sale. Our flock is kept in excellent conditions, all of our sheep are perfectly healthy and happy. The sheep are regularly examined by a vet to prevent health disorders and every data considering the flock is collected so you can have a look and find the answers to your questions. Everybody who visit our farm in Cheshire, UK want to take a picture of these black-and-white pedigree. When you see the picture of a cute and fluffy Blacknose Sheep and your dream is to become an owner of such a beauty, don’t wait and contact us to check if there is a lamb for sale.