Hampshire Down Sheep 2017-10-04T13:01:38+00:00

Project Description

Hampshire Down Sheep
Origin: Hampshire, United Kingdom

Latin Name: Ovis aries

Habitat: Open, hilly lands of Hampshire.

Diet: Grass, hay and concentrate feed.

Lifespan: Up to 12 years.

Average Size: Weight:Up to 120 kg, Height:Up to 80 cm

Characteristics:

The distinguishing features of the Hampshire Down is their dense wool which covers the top and front of the face.  The legs beneath the knee are of dark colour and free from wool.  They have a hefty appearance with a strong head and thick, long ears.  The ewes are known as prolific breeders of lambs, producing a family of 1 to 3 young each year.  They are easy to manage and they are a very docile non-straying sheep.