Claimed to be the World’s naturally smallest breed of sheep with the rams shoulder height at just 48-50cm (19 inches)and the ewes 45-46cm (17 – 18 inches). Generally Ouessant Sheep are roughly 5-6cm smaller than the comparable measurements for the smallest British breed, the primitive Soay. The maximum adult weight is approx. 20 kgs (41 lbs).
Named after the island it originated from, the Ouessant Sheep is a perfect breed for ‘first time’ sheep keepers, Hobby sheep keepers, those with a paddock or small holding and many more!
Occasionally referred to as the Breton Dwarf, Ouessant rams stand only 19 inches tall at the shoulder and Ouessant ewes are typically smaller – measuring a mere 18 inches tall.
They are little lawn mowers with huge characters who love being handled!