The Valais Blacknose sheep originating in the Valais region of Switzerland are known as the cutest sheep in the world and it's easy to see why.
With their black faces, long spiral horns, black patches on the knees, hocks and feet, and fluffy-looking fleece, it's no wonder their popularity is said to be "taking the world by storm," as reported by NewsHub in New Zealand.
"It would be fair enough to say they are going viral," Christine Reed told BNQT. "The Valais Blacknose New Zealand Facebook page now has over 11,000 followers and we have inquiries daily from all over the world to import them. They continue to be sought after in the U.K., and the breeding up program in the USA and soon in Canada is growing in popularity."
The Valais Blacknose New Zealand sheep are being bred by Sally and Lindsay Strathdee, who initiated the process to begin breeding the sheep when falling in love with the breed five years ago. They partnered with Reed and imported the sheep as embryos from prize-winning flocks in Scotland and the U.K.