Meet the Sheep of Eagle Eye Farm
Valais Black Nose Sheep are felt to be some of the cutest sheep in the world. These friendly sheep originated from the Valais region of Switzerland. Currently there are no 100% Valais Blacknose Sheep in the U.S. So, domestic sheep are being bred with 100% Valais Blacknose Sheep semen. We are part of this breed-up program and currently have 3 F1 sheep (meaning 50% Valais). While we tried to get our current sheep pregnant in late 2019, unfortunately none of them became pregnant. We will try again in 2020. Hopefully, we will have F2 lambs (75% Valais) in 2021.
We have two different types of Ewes that are bred to Valais Blacknose Sheep – Teeswater and Gotland. The Teeswater sheep originate from Teesdale, England. They are a longwool breed of sheep, which produce large-diameter fiber. They are known to be among the most docile breeds of sheep. Gotland sheep are originally from Sweden. They are known for having slender legs and fine, long and dense wool.