Teeswater sheep are a remarkable long wool heritage breed
originating in the UK. Their fleeces are absolutely gorgeous with
long, extremely lustrous locks that fall into lovely purled locks.
We are members of the American Teeswater Sheep Association and
have 'bred-up' ( via AI) using excellent foundation stock and
semen from Champion UK Teeswater rams. Our first purebred 96%
Teeswater lambs were born in 2011. We are also members of the UK
Teeswater Sheep Association and have had ewes tagged from our
flock for their supplimental registry. Spring 2016 we may have the
first UK registered lambs born.
Teeswaters are extremely well built, large framed animals, marked
with the unusual coloration on their heads and noses. Their fleeces
are a rare commodity, super lustrous and soft. We are thrilled to
be working to help establish this outstanding breed here in the
About the Teeswater:
This breed is a uniquely lustrous, large, long wool breed. It’s unique facial markings and
long, soft, purled locks are trademark characteristics that set this regal breed apart. The
Teeswater is intelligent and alert, and yet is also among the most docile of breeds. The
wool is soft and supple to handle and retains its superior curl and luster after washing.
The luster remains after spinning giving the finished product a pearly sheen. Traditionally
a dual purpose breed, Teeswaters provide a superior fleece and are renowned for their
ability to pass on size, prolificy and carcass quality. The Teeswater has been bred for
almost two hundred years in the UK, originating in the County of Durham, England.
Like all longwool sheep in Northern England they were influenced by Bakewells activities
in the 18th century.