Posted Jun 12, 2014
I received Betty my Cheviot as a gift from my neighbor. I never had experience with the breed before that, however she was a great sheep. My neighbor farmed only cheviots and he never had anything negative to say about them. They are not the most attractive sheep but they have good carcass quality, fairly fertile and very hardy.
What surprised me was that the breed are as hardy as the Scottish blackface mountain sheep. The lambs are also hardy despite being small at birth but they do thrive quickly.
The wool quality would not be the breeds greatest trait. The market value of the Cheviot breed in Europe is fairly average. But overall the breed would have more advantages than disadvantages.