The Scottish Blackface is the most common breed in the United Kingdom but a minor breed in North America where it was introduced in 1861. It is raised for meat.
The Scottish Blackface have a black face, sometimes with white markings, and black legs.
Their wool is a specialty coarse white wool and used in numerous industries. Currently in the US, the fleece is in demand for fibre artists and hand spinners for use in tapestry, rug making and saddle blankets.
Both rams and ewes are horned
The Scottish Blackface is a large breed. Mature females (2 years old +) weigh about 140 pounds while the rams are 180 pounds