The Wiltipoll is so named because it is a ‘poll’ variety of the Wiltshire horn sheep. A ‘polled’ variety, be it sheep, goat or cattle, is one that doesn’t grow horns. Hence, ‘Wiltipoll’. Wilthshire Horn are a British breed. The polled variety of the Wiltshire Horn was developed in Australia. Wiltipoll are a full shedding sheep with premium flavoured lean meat. We currently are breeding a small flock of Wiltipoll Sheep for meat purposes. Lambing in 2015 is due to begin in June. Last years lambing produced excellent quality stock.
Our Wiltipolls are very docile. Rams are usually the most dominant amongst sheep breeds, however the absence of horn also makes the Wiltipoll ram a little less aggressive. Our sheep will feed out of your hands and don’t require dogs for herding in most cases. Compared with other sheep, the Wiltipoll is a prolific breeder. Ewes will only breed once a year, but unlike many other sheep breeds, twins, triplets and even quadruplets are not uncommon.