Thursday, 11 March 2010

Sheep Welsh

Here are some videos of some Welsh sheep
I took these videos in the Llanrwst region, North Wales, of Sheep.
Wales is known for the large number of sheep in the country.
Sheep under Gower Suspension Bridge

Black Sheep and Black Lambs in North Wales Part one

Black Sheep and Black Lambs in North Wales Part two

Black Sheep and Black Lambs in North Wales Part three

Black Sheep and Black Lambs in North Wales Part four

I do not know if these sheep in the videos I took are of Black Welsh mountain sheep bu they may be. The Black Welsh Mountain sheep (Welsh: Defaid Mynydd Duon, pron. [ˈdevаɪd ˈmənɪð ˈdɪɔn]) is a colour type of the Welsh Mountain sheep. It occurs occasionally in flocks of other colours, but is often maintained as a separate strain. Like other Welsh Mountain sheep it is found mainly on the hills in Wales, but is also kept elsewhere.
Sheep grazing on snowy grass

Welsh sheep eating grass

Welsh Mansions

The Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep is one of a number of varieties of Welsh Mountain sheep, having a distinctive colour pattern of a black body with white extremities. It originates from the Tywi valley in Wales. This breed is raised primarily for meat.

Domestic sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name "sheep" applies to many species, in everyday usage it almost always refers to Ovis aries. Sheep are most likely descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia. One of the earliest animals to be domesticated for agricultural purposes, sheep are raised for fleece, meat (lamb, hogget or mutton) and milk. A sheep's wool is the most widely used of any animal, and is usually harvested by shearing. Ovine meat is called lamb when from younger animals and mutton when from older ones. Sheep continue to be important for wool and meat today, and are also occasionally raised for pelts, as dairy animals, or as model organisms for science.