The Waterman and Marsden Flocks
Pedigree Portland Sheep
Dorset's rare breed for
all seasons and all reasons
Thrifty, hardy and easily handled sheep, ideal for smallholders
An ancient breed; Portlands originated in South Dorset, on the Isle of Portland where indigenous sheep were influenced by Mediterranean animals imported by the Romans and Phoenicians.
Portlands are a representative of the Wessex tan-faced group of sheep breeds.
The ewes are good, milky mothers and may breed out of season.
Lambs are born with a foxy red fleece which changes to cream in the first year.
Both sexes are horned. Portlands produce high quality wool and deliciously flavoursome meat.