The Valais Blacknose Sheep was first recognized as a separate breed in 1962. They have black patches on their nose, eyes, ears, knees, and feet along with a thick coat of fluffy wool to keep them warm during winters in the Swiss mountains. The average Sheep has an overall height of 46.0" (3’10”) | 117 cm, withers (shoulder) height of 36.0" (3’) | 91 cm, and body length of 50.0" (4’2”) | 127 cm. A typical Sheep weighs between 80-400 lbs | 35-180 kg and has a lifespan of roughly 10-12 years.
Mostly sheep eat grass, clover, forbs, and other pasture plants. They especially love forbs. In fact, it is usually their first choice of food in a pasture. Sheep like to sleep for only 4 hours at a time.