The Exmoor Horn Sheep is
classified as a true hill breed and is correctly described as a
dual-purpose upland sheep.
The ewes are valued for their
ability to produce finished lambs of the highest quality and
are also excellent mothers and good milkers.
Although a hill breed, the Exmoor Horn is a docile
sheep, easy to handle and contain.
Exmoor Horn ewe is crossed with a Bluefaced Leicester ram, it
produces one of the finest mules in Britain.
Horn ram is also an excellent terminal sire on a wide variety
of crosses, passing on its attributes of docility, and the
ability to produce finished lamb from low input systems.
Horn is prized both for its lamb and mutton.
The renaissance in the market for mutton signals a very
positive step for the breed.
a hill breed, the Exmoor Horn produces a very fine quality
fleece which is of excellent colour, good staple length and
quality, with a micron count of 36.7