Acquired: Bred animal myself
Posted Aug 06, 2015
Cotswold Sheep are large. The ewes can weigh up to 200lbs and the rams are even larger but they are gentle giants.
I got Fuzzy Wuzzy shortly after she was weaned. I'm a voracious knitter and when I saw all that beautiful fleece, I wanted a Cotswold of my own.
She's a wonderful animal. Very even-tempered, even when she has little ones, and she loves to chat with any humans who come to visit her. Her fleece is very strong and durable and can be used to reinforce garments like socks, specifically the heels and toes. If not sheared on time, the fleece can get matted and messy since it's curly so PLEASE make sure you have a source for sheering before you commit to this breed.
Fuzzy Wuzzy hasn't had any health problems but she's mostly a pet and lives a very low stress life. This breed can have some kidney issues so make sure to do your research before you commit. They're good foragers which helps with the feed bill. They do just fine in cold weather but I imagine extreme heat would be a problem. (our temps rarely get above 85F.)
Fuzzy Wuzzy is a wonderful addition to our gentleman's farm and if you're looking for a breed that's gentle and even-tempered, look into Cotswolds.