The North Country Cheviot is a large hill breed that was developed from Cheviots brought from the Cheviot
Hills near the English border to Caithness and Sutherland in
Hill or Lairg Type (Sutherland): Which is the old style and used on the harder hills.
Border Type: The re-crossing of the Hill & Caithness types back to original Border Cheviots has resulted in this 3rd strain.
North Country Cheviot is suited to grassy hills and upland grazing, they are a strong and hardy breed, long lived with good mothering
instinct. They have a clean face and ears covered with fine white hair. They have a broad muzzle with a slightly Roman nose, and thick,
partially erect ears. Their wool starts just under the throat and behind the ears, both sexes are hornless in the
Avg. lambing percentage: 170%
Avg. ram weight: 270 lbs.
Avg. ewe weight: 160 lbs.
· 3” – 5” staple length
· Count 50’s – 56’s