American miniature cheviot sheep


Cheviot sheep originated in the Cheviot Hills between England and Scotland and were introduced to the U.S. in 1838. Formerly known as Brecknock Hill Miniature Cheviot sheep, this breed is now called the American Miniature Cheviot. 

Miniature Cheviots are usually white, with small heads and erect little pointed ears. They have medium wool with a distinctive helical crimp and a long staple, perfect for handspinning. They also make wonderful pets, with their soulful eyes and friendly nature. Maximum height at two years of age is 23 inches at the top of the shoulder when sheared. Mature ewes weigh 45 lbs to 85 lbs; mature rams 55 lbs to 100 lbs.

We have a small number of lambs each year, many of which are bottle-raised and so are extra-friendly. Check our Sheep Sales page for more information on how to purchase a lamb or get on our waiting list for Spring 2014. We currently have two 2013 ram lambs available for purchase as well as a proven breeding ram.