About New Forest Valais Blacknose

About New Forest Valais Blacknose

New Forest Valais Blacknose, as seen on TV, consists of two animal-loving friends, Abby and Emma. Having both kept many breeds of sheep (not to mention all sorts of other animals!) over the years, when we first heard about and then met the Valais Blacknose sheep back in 2016 we knew we had to have some.  After carefully selecting our flock, made up of some of the very first original imports from Switzerland to the UK in 2014 and featured on BBC's Countryfile, together with some younger stock, the first flock of Valais Blacknose sheep arrived and settled in the beautiful New Forest, Hampshire!

At New Forest Valais Blacknose we believe in using natural reproduction of our Valais Blacknose sheep, focusing our efforts on breeding the best quality animals and preserving the lovely characteristics of this rare and special breed.  Our Valais Blacknose lambs winning awards at country shows against popular native breeds is testament to the quality of our stock.


New Forest Valais Blacknose has a limited number of breeding age ewes available for sale, including award-winning and rare genotype stock.  This is a rare and unique opportunity: we rarely ever sell mature ewes and they allow the buyer to get going on their Valais Blacknose journey quickly, or bolster an existing flock of this wonderful breed with new bloodlines!  

Visit our stock for sale page and Contact us to discuss what is available.


We have a wide range of Valais Blacknose semen available at 1/2 the usual price for a limited period, including from Type 1, 2 & 3 genotype rams as well as rare bloodlines. Contact us for a list of what's available! 

Our Sheep Star in Channel 5's The Wonderful World of Baby Animals 


Tune in to follow the journey of twins Boudica, a perfectly marked Valais Blacknose ewe lamb, and her brother, a super-rare spitti lamb called New Forest Fosco, or "Fozzy" for short.  

Caught on camera just minutes after birth, their journey is unfortunately not straightforward - but is there a happy ending? 

Catch up on today's and future episodes here: https://www.my5.tv/wonderful-world-of-baby-animals/season-1/wonderful-world-of-baby-animals-ae579c9a-f39e-472f-8c06-9ef45921bef3

New Forest Valais Blacknose Features in NFU Countryside Magazine's December Edition

We are absolutely delighted to be featured with some of our Valais Blacknose lambs in the December edition of the NFU Countryside magazine, out this month! 

The article outlines some of the unusual characteristics of this rare and special breed, as well as the efforts we go to in order to champion the breed and ensure the bloodlines are not crossed too closely to ensure the health of the breed.  You can download your copy of the magazine online here.

New Forest Valais Blacknose's Barry the Lamb stars on TV!

Seems that - like us - Barry's fans just can't get enough!  After featuring in The Metro and The Express earlier this week, ITV picked up on our rejected lamb, Barry and were keen to cover the story.  Read their article here and keep an eye out for him on TV!

New Forest Valais Blacknose in the March edition of Hampshire Life magazine

We are delighted to be featured in the March edition of Hampshire Life! The 4-page article explores why we got into breeding Valais Blacknose sheep, what we particularly love about the breed, as well as our success showing our sheep. You can download your copy online here.