Sheep of the month
Read all about the Bleu du Maine, the breed that’ll give you a stern look
ESTABLISHED IN UK 20th century WOOL TYPE Medium
LOCATION In small numbers throughout the UK
FLEECE WEIGHT 2.5-4kg
DID YOU KNOW? Compared to their bodies, and to other British breeds, they have rather small heads. Bleu du Maines are actually a cross between Leicester Longwool and Wensleydale sheep. The addition of a ‘Millennium Bleu’ was created in 2000 by crossing a Bleu du Maine ewe with a Beltex ram.