How cute! The adorable Bryn is a wonderfully soft pure Castlemilk Moorit wool teddy bear, hand knitted in the naturally coloured moorit wool.
A Little Sheep History
During the early part of the 20th century, Sir Jock Buchanan-Jardine began a sheep breeding programme on his Castlemilk Estate in Dumfriesshire. Using Manx Loaghtan, moorit Shetland and wild Mouflon sheep, he developed a breed to beautify his parkland and provide fine, kemp free moorit coloured wool. On his death in 1970 the majority of the flock was culled with just a few dispersed, including six ewes and a ram bought by Joe Henson at The Cotswold Park Farm. All of today’s Castlemilk Moorits are descended from those few sheep. Sadly today the breed is registered as being at risk of extinction.