Wensleydale Natural Black

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Wensleydale Natural Black

15.00

100 grams

175 meters

The Fa'side flock was started by Susan and Ian Brash, with their purchase of three Black Wensleydale foundation ewes, and has grown to include a separate flock of White Wensleydale sheep. The Rare Breed Survival Trust lists Wensleydale sheep as "at risk" on their register, meaning there are between 900 and 1,500 registered sheep in Britain. Fa'side Wensleydales are meticulously bred and registered each year, with the hope of preserving and growing the breed.

Black Wensleydales are at even higher risk, with only 21 small herds registered in the UK. This rare double recessive genetic trait was traditionally considered a disappointment by white Wensleydale breeders, but today it is appreciated for its uniqueness, rarity, and lovely soft texture.

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