Castlemilk Moorit

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Castlemilk Moorit sheep are a beautifully colored rare breed from Scotland. They were almost extinct but were rescued in the mid 20th century.

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In the early part of the twentieth century, the late Sir Jock Buchanan-Jardine began a breeding programme on his Castlemilk Estate in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

Using Manx Loaghtan, moorit Shetland and the wild Mouflon he developed a breed specifically to beautify his parkland and provide fine, kemp free moorit coloured wool to clothes his workers.

Following his death in 1970 the flock was mostly culled.

However, a few ewes and two rams were saved in two small groups. All today’s Castlemilk Moorits are descended from these two groups.

 

Appearance

The breed is small although one of the larger primitive breeds of lowland sheep.

Ewes weigh around 40kg and rams, 55kg.

A long legged, agile breed with great presence.

The head is clean with ewes exhibiting two uniform and wide spread horns whilst rams carry heavy, evenly spiralled horns that avoid the cheeks.

The sheep exhibits definite white mouflon markings especially “spectacles”, lower jaw, belly and leg patches and a white rump.

 

Uses

The fleece has little or no kemp and is highly prized by hand spinners. Staple length- 4-7cm. Fleece weight- 1kg. Quality- 48s-50s. Pure bred sheep are slow to mature but as shearlings produce a high quality, fine grained lean meat of superb flavour.

Did you know?

  1. The Castlemilk Moorit Sheep Society has worked hard to identify all the remaining founder lines and have worked together with their members to secure a sound genetic future for their breed.
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Specification: Castlemilk Moorit

weight 2oz, 4oz, 8oz
Dimensions
Weight .8 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 9 × 7 in

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