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These endearing little sheep are mainly bred for their meat and wool. Their soft white fleece grows quickly and is used in many products, including carpets, mattress stuffing and felting. In their natural home of Switzerland, Valais Blacknose sheep graze in the mountains on stony pastures. They have a very friendly and playful nature, so are a firm favourite in the Pet’s Farm here at Blairdrummond.

Conservation status | Not evaluated

Fact Sheet

Scientific name

Ovis aries

Family

Bovidae

Order

Artiodactyla

Lifespan

10 to 20 years when kept as pets

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