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WELSH MOUNTAIN BADGER FACE SHEEP

Types of Badger Face Sheep

There are two types of Welsh Mountain Badger Face sheep, the Torwen (Torwen is Welsh for white belly – but the rest of the sheep is black) and the Torddu (Torddu is Welsh for black belly – but the rest of the sheep is white), and we keep both under the Kington flock name. To add to the fun, Torddu is pronounced “Torthee”. The Badger Face is an ancient native Welsh breed, hardy, medium sized, polled (hornless) females, lavishly horned rams and the sheep are very attractive and produce superb, sweet meat. Although luckily not classified as rare, they are unusual and appeal to large and small scale sheep keepers because of the quality of the meat, the hardiness of the breed, how well they grow on pasture with low inputs and how they look – we know many large scale commercial sheep farmers who also keep Badger Face sheep for their children.

Image of a Badger Face Torddu ewe and two lambs

Torddu Badger Face

Image of a Torwen Badge Face sheep

Torwen Badger Face

We’ve kept Badger Face sheep since the late 1990’s, and are longstanding members of the Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep Society. Apart from the necessity of bringing new rams onto the farm, our Badger Face sheep are closed flocks. Our lamb is truly grass fed, growing slowly on mother’s milk, grass and our own meadow hay and haylage to produce the best possible taste. Finishing live weights are approximately 33-40kg.

We have Badger Face livestock and lamb, hogget and mutton boxes available at various times of the year so please contact us for further information. We will give support to first time keepers and you might like to join one of our smallholder training courses.

Torwen Badger Face ram called Samson
Torddu Badger Face ewe and lamb
Torddu Badger Face ram

AVAILABLE NOW

We are currently taking orders for Welsh Mountain, Dartmoor and Herdwick hogget boxes and Berkshire pork, gammon & bacon boxes, for delivery in May. To place an order please contact us

Devon Ruby beef, mutton and lamb boxes will be available for delivery this autumn, and we are taking orders for these now (you won’t be invoiced until nearer to delivery). To place an order please contact us

We have plenty of our beautiful lambskins in stock at the moment. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. 

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