The path continued to twist and turn its way through the woodland until suddenly, we were out into open fields.
The windmilling tails would suggest that these two lambs were enjoying their mid afternoon snack!
We were fascinated by the markings; night black fleece with the white blaze being more horse-like than sheep!
I had no idea what they might be, so I Googled and found a photo which led me to this:
The Balwen sheep has a base color of black, brown, or dark grey. It has a white blaze on the face, four distinct white feet, and a half to two-thirds white tail. All males must have horns. Horns are not allowed on females. The Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep is a small, very hardy breed. They are easy to manage, having very few health problems associated with many of the larger breeds. Link
Apparently, they come from the Tywi Valley and the Welsh word Balwen means 'white blaze (which rather makes sense).
I hope they survived this weeks snow!
In 1947, the breed was nearly wiped out. Only one ram remained! No wonder I've not come across them before.