Whiteface Dartmoor Sheep (William) by Nick BibbyWhiteface Dartmoor Sheep (William) by Nick Bibby

Whiteface Dartmoor Sheep: William (British Champion Animals Collection)

Whiteface Dartmoor Sheep (William)

Dimensions:  H 9.25″  L 9.5″

Bronze:  Edition of 12

Price: £11,250

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Whiteface Dartmoor Ram “William”

Breed Champion – Devon County Show 2007

Breed Champion – Yealmpton Show 2007

Breed Champion – Devon County Show 2008

Best Whiteface Dartmoor Ram [all flocks] 2008

Breed Champion – Yealmpton Show 2009

Breed Champion – Okehampton Show 2009

Having been impressed by William at the Devon County Show, I asked his owners, Phil and Alison Abel, for permission to sculpt him, which they were happy to give. William is a superb example of the breed, having won twelve championship firsts to date, including “Best Whiteface Dartmoor Ram in all flocks 2008”, meaning that he was the best Whiteface Dartmoor ram in the world that year! His fleece is fabulously thick and heavy – far too warm to stay unshorn after a show, so I photographed him there and then, beside the sheep pens.