This breed was developed in the Welsh border counties, around the small village of Kerry, Powys. The earliest record of a distinctive breed carried by these hills dates back to 1809. They are strikingly attractive sheep with a white fleece. The face and legs are also white with black ears, nose, eye patches, knees and feet.
Their hardiness means good health, longevity and resistance to disease; qualities that the breed have always been renowned for.