Ryelands have a placid nature and appealing appearance in large part due to their fleece, which unusually covers their legs and faces (giving them that characteristic look). They are also friendly and easily handled making them ideal for the smaller breeder.
This site has been put together to get more information in one place about the Reiffer Ryelands.
Ryelands are a minority breed of sheep which means that although they’re not rare as such, there aren’t many of them around
This is a pity because they’re fantastic sheep! They're ideal smaller sheep for the novice handler, and perfect for small-holdings due to their compact nature.
We were the first in recent memory to send Ryelands to Northern Ireland, so do have a look at our Shipping Sheep page for more info.