Meet the Sheep of Eagle Eye Farm
Valais Blacknose Sheep
Valais Blacknose 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). In the summer of 2020, we welcomed two F2 Valais Blacknose Sheep. Fraya and Fiona. They are 75% Valais Blacknose Sheep and 25% Scottish Blackface Sheep. Fraya and Fiona had lambs in 2021. These three lovely ewes are F3 Valais Blacknose Sheep, meaning 87.5% Valais. We look forward to continuing in the breed-up program.
We have three different types of sheep bred to the Valais Blacknose Sheep – Teeswater, Gotland, and Scottish Blackface. 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. The Scottish Blackface originate from the border region of Scottland and are known to have long wool.