Woolley Animals have lots of different breeds of sheep including the pedigree Swiss Valais Blacknosed and Ryelands. 

We also have unregistered breeds Suffolk, Zwartble Cross, Welsh Mountain Badger Faced, Lleyn, Texel cross, Charollais cross, not so commercial but just as loved.  These are a few of our little characters:-

Hi I’m Heidi, I was born in Chichester in 2015.  My name is short for Heidi ‘Houdini’, they call me that because when I was a little lamb I escaped from everywhere they put me. I have part of my ear missing where I got it stuck in a bush, I’m always escaping from somewhere. I didn’t like to be left on my own so I would get out of the pen and go into the garden or the kitchen.  I don’t do any harm I just love human company and a head scratch I’m probably the tamest sheep here…. and I’m gorgeous.  Love Heidi

Hi I’m Nibbles, I was born in 2014 in Chichester. They call me nibbles because I love food and will nibble your fingers just in case you have something tasty, even when you don’t! I’m a beautiful white sheep with a lovely temperament, I’m another one of the Woolley Animals who loves people.  I am very happy here at Moorwater where I have lots of lovely grass to eat and all my friends around me.  Love Nibbles

Hi I’m Baby, Even though I’m no longer the smallest one here! I came to Woolley Animals in Summer 2016 with two of my sheep friends because my owners were moving house and thought we would have a better life here with Woolley Animals (and they still get to come and visit us often!). My mum is Smutnose but we’re not sure what breed my dad was? I think I’m a Zwartble cross.  I am used to having lots of human company and being hand fed and unlike my other friends I will eat out of the bucket when it’s feeding time!  Love Baby

Hi I’m Smutnose, you probably know why when you see my face!  I’m the mother to Baby and my friend who looks like me is called Martha.  We are Zwartble cross ewes.  We came to Woolley Animals in the Summer of 2016 when our owners decided to move and thought we would have a better life here.  We are very lucky because we have lots of friends here and our other owners come and visit often.  I’m a bit timid when it comes to feeding – the other sheep are very greedy so I just wait and see what’s left! Love Smutnose

Hi my name is Dora, I had a very sad start in life when I got caught by a fox.  He made a big hole in my neck and head and I was lucky to survive.  However, with a bit of love from the Woolley’s and hourly feeding I pulled through.  Unfortunately, my voicebox didn’t survive so when I bleat I sound a little strange – my mum thinks it’s endearing and it makes me unique.  I’m a little smaller than everyone else but I’m just as cute! Love Dora  

Hi I’m Mrs 88, Why? Because that’s my tag number of course.  Me and my friend 74 are very special, we are charollais cross sheep and we have been here the longest. We are firm favourites because of our characters.  Wherever the Woolley’s go, we go.  I have a tendency to be a bit over friendly and if you have a bucket of food, I will jump up like a dog (if I think I’ll be fed!). I’m a real sweetie and the littlest lambs follow me once they are weaned, because I’m a good protector.  I love a head scratch too. Love Mrs 88

Hi my name is Madge (the Badger), I’m a Welsh Mountain Badger Faced Sheep.  I’ve always been a little timid, even though I’ve been here a while but I’m always last in the queue for food and I freak out if you try and stroke me.  The Woolley’s love badger face sheep and I’m not the first one they’ve had.  I have a beautiful white fleece with black face markings and a black underbelly. Who can blame them, look at my markings, I’m gorgeous? Love Madge

Hi my name is Sooty, I’m a bold, confident, very friendly purebred Suffolk Ewe.  I’m very lucky because the Woolley’s weren’t going to breed any more Suffolks but I am such a nice temperament they decided to keep me!  I love feeding time and am most disappointed if my humans don’t provide a chin tickle, I wait especially for it! I’ve proven to be a fabulous mum and a great protector of the little ones. I had a lamb in 2016, she also lives here and her name is Devon.  Love Sooty

Hi I’m 74, that’s not my age by the way. I’m another charollais cross ewe and 74 is my tag number of course.  Me and my friend 88 are very special, we’ve been here the longest. We are firm favourites because of our characters.  Wherever the Woolley’s go, we go.  There isn’t much that scares me, I’ve seen it all.  I have a tendency to be a bit over friendly and will stick my head in the bucket of food, even when it’s empty!  I love a head scratch too. Love 74. 

Hi I’m Martha, My breed is Zwartble cross.  I came to Woolley Animals in the Summer of 2016 with my friends when our owners decided to move and thought we would have a better life here.  We are very lucky because we have lots of friends here and our other owners come and visit often.  I have unusual markings and my fleece looks almost mink in colour.  Smutty and I escaped into next door’s clover field but Mr Woolley soon found us because all the other sheep were white! Love Martha

Hi I’m Jess, I was born prematurely in 2015, my feet were soft where my hooves hadn’t formed properly and I was no bigger than a rabbit, that’s why they call me Jessica Rabbit (Jess for short).  I’m feisty and tough, despite my small size I can fight my way to the trough if I have to.  I like living here because we get fed well and we have lots of lovely grass areas to roam in and lots of alpaca friends and visitors to see all year round!  Love Jess

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Hi I’m Rosie. I was born in Devon in 2016.  I’m a pedigree Ryeland sheep, our breed used to be on the conservation list and the Woolley’s decided we were a breed worth investing in.  Fortunately, are numbers on increasing now and there is a much better chance for our breed survival.  Who wouldn’t want one like us, we look like cute little teddy bears with our fluffy facial hair.  I live here with two of my Ryeland friends.  Love Rosie