Pedigree Romney Sheep

At Aurora Ranch, we have been breeding and pasture raising pedigree Romney sheep for over 30 years.

The Romney is one of the oldest known breeds of sheep, dating back more than 700 years. The breed was originally developed on Romney Marsh, a wetland area of the counties of Kent and East Sussex in southeast England. The geographic and weather conditions of the area led to the development of specific characteristics in the Romney. These traits include resistance to footrot and internal parasites, excellent fertility and mothering ability and fleeces that remain heavy and healthy in harsh, wet climates. Romney males weigh from 200 to 300 pounds and ewes weigh from 150 to 200 pounds.

A dual purpose robust breed, bred for both wool and meat, the Romney adapts well to every type of farming environment. Romneys are exceptional forage converters, transforming pasture into lean, high quality meat that usually grades prime or choice. Romney meat is well-known for its delicate taste.

Romney fleece is high yielding and easily spun. The low grease content of Romney wool results in a minimal washed fleece weight loss. Fleeces from mature ewes will weigh from eight to twelve pounds and have an excellent yield ranging from 65% to 80%.

For more information about our pedigree Romney Sheep, please contact us

 Leonard, our Romney sheep ram
Romney sheep of various colors
Romney lambs
Romney ewe and lamb
Sheep on pasture in the Fall