Norfolk Horn sheep have black faces and legs and have magnificent curling horns on both ewes and rams. Well suited to both flat land and cold winds, they thrive even on poor land. When cross-bred in the nineteenth century with the Southdown, they produced the popular Suffolk breed. They became very rare and when first classified as such there were scarcely a dozen registered animals. Now the breed has recovered from a critical status and is now classified as at risk by The Rare Breed Survival Trust. The short, dense wool varies from white to oatmeal or fawn and often has dark hairs running through it.
Our Norfolk Horn wool knits to a DK and is available in 50g balls.