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.
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.