The Wiltshire Horn is a native breed and the pedigree was established in 1923. The breed increased in popularity and did well at national shows but in the 60's and 70's there was a decline in their popularity as the value of the wool of other breeds increased. However the advent of artificial clothing materials in the late 70's and the costs associated with wool rendered meat production uncompetitive which resulted in an upsurge of the popularity of woolless breeds.
Wiltshire Horn sheep have a short fleece that naturally sheds in the spring leaving a short hair coat. The fleece then starts to grow again in the autumn to provide protection for the winter months. The ewes have large frames and are good mothers which lamb easily. The lambs have remarkable vitality at birth and are born with a thick hair coat which protects against the elements. they are equally suited to indoor ormoutdoor lambing systems. They produce fabulously full flavoured meat with low levels of fat.