The Herdwick is found in the Lake District of northwestern England, on the fells of
Westmorland and Cumberland. They are a carpet wool and meat breed. The lambs are born
with black faces, legs and blue-roan fleeces which lighten in the adults. The males
are horned and the females are polled or naturally hornless.
British Sheep Breeds (poster), British Wool Marketing Board, Oak Mills, Station Rd.,
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
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