FLEECE Medium to long (3" to 7") in white, black, tan or dilute in solid
colors, dense and even, covering body completely from behind the poll and ears
where it often forms a ruff, to above the knees and hocks, including the
belly. The balance of the body is covered with a fine, shiny short hair. There
is no wool on the face or legs.
In 1833, these sheep were called the Southern Hill Cheviot or the small
Cheviot. The first sheep were brought in by the Hudson Bay Co. in Washington
state in 1833.