Lleyn sheep

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A Lleyn ewe

Lleyn sheep are a breed of sheep from the Llŷn peninsula ('Lleyn'), in Gwynedd, north-west Wales.

They are bred for prolificacy, good mothering, quiet in nature, high milk and excellent for white wool. They are suited to both upland and lowland grazing.[1]

This breed is raised primarily for meat.[2]


  1. ^ "The Breed". Lleyn Sheep Society. Archived from the original on September 21, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
  2. ^ "Lleyn/United Kingdom". Breed Data Sheet. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System. Retrieved 2009-09-01.