Willow and Hazel live with our Shetland sheep to form the Vauxhall City Farm Flock.
Willow and Hazel are just two of the sheep that live here at the farm. They’re joined annually by their own lambs as well as a group of tiny Shetland sheep.
Willow came to the farm in 2011 as a 4 day old lamb from a farm in Surrey. Staff and volunteers bottle fed her so now she is super friendly. She is a Suffolk Cross which is where she gets her black face and legs from.
Hazel is a Whitefaced Woodland, a large and hardy breed of hill sheep in which both ewes and rams have horns. She was born on the farm in Spring 2011 and is best friends with Willow.
Willow and Hazel are joined by a small flock of Shetland Sheep which originate from the Shetland Isles. This breed is renowned for its superior wool which is the finest of all native breeds and which shows an amazing variety of colours and patterns. There are 11 main whole colours and 30 recognised markings in Shetland Sheep. Shetlands are small, but very hardy and have the ability to thrive on low levels of nutrition. Our shetlands are called Bluebell, Clover, Sage and have recently been joined by Filbert, a Shetland ram who lives with us during the winter months for breeding and at Mudchute farm on the Isle of Dogs for the rest of the year.