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by Shepherd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Brown Headed Meat Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Brown Headed Meat Sheep

Brown Headed Meat Sheep is one of the four main sheep breeds in Switzerland.

It is a heavy breed developed by crossing English Oxfords and German Blackheaded Mutton sheep onto landrace sheep.

The breed lambs once a year, usually in the winter, averaging 1.7 lambs.

Distribution is in Europe.
by Shepherd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: British Milk Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 544

British Milk Sheep

British Milk Sheep were likely bred from East Friesian, Bluefaced Leicester, Polled Dorset, Lleyn and other breeds. The breed, established as recently as 1980, is medium to large in size, polled, with white wool-free face and legs. British Milksheep are the most prolific UK breed with litter size av...
by Shepherd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Border Cheviot Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 488

Border Cheviot Sheep

The Border Cheviot started as a mountain breed in the UK, and survives well where conditions are rugged. Cheviots can withstand cold winters and hilly pastures. The Cheviot has a distinctive white wool-free face and legs, pricked ears, black muzzle and black feet. It is an active sheep, with stylish...
by Shepherd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Blue Texel Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 493

Blue Texel Sheep

The Blue Texel, a variant of white Texel sheep, evolved from crossbreeding of Dutch polder sheep with English breeds, such as Leicester, Wensleydale and Lincoln. The Texel breed has developed into a meat sheep providing great lean meat quality, and has become popular worldwide as a sire of slaughter...
by Shepherd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Black Headed Persian Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 505

Black Headed Persian Sheep

The Blackheaded Persian breed originated in arid eastern Africa. It is a fat-rumped breed, and polled. Blackheaded Persians have a white body and black head and neck. A Caribbean population has adapted to the humid tropics. The Blackheaded Persian is perhaps best known as one of the breeds used to d...
by Shepherd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Bergamasca Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Bergamasca Sheep

The Bergamasca came from northern Italy, and may have been bred from Sudanese sheep. The breed is used for meat, milk, and wool, and can produce an average of 250kg of milk with 6 per cent fat over a six-month lactation period. The Bergamasca is polled and one of the lop-eared alpine breeds of Fabri...
by Shepherd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Beltex Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Beltex Sheep

The Beltex breed is included here because the breed's has double-muscled highquarters and fine bones, ensuring maximum meat percentage in lambs. The Beltex came from Belgium and was introduced to Britain from Belgium in 1989. The Beltex is primarily used as a terminal sire. Beltex-sired lambs are th...
by Shepherd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Belgian Milk Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Belgian Milk Sheep

The Belgian Milk Sheep is similar to the Friesian Milk Sheep and is probably descended from Flemish sheep, which were bred for milk. The Belgian Milk Sheep is a finely-built sheep which stands on high legs, with a wedge-shaped body. The head is covered with fine white hair and the abdomen is woolly,...
by Shepherd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Barbados Blackbelly Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 609

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep

This breed is indigenous breed to Barbados in the Caribbean, descended from sheep brought in from West Africa. They are brown, tan or yellow in color, with black points and underparts. Ewes and rams are polled or have only small horns. They may have fuzzy wool within their hair coat, but it usually ...
by Shepherd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Avranchin Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Avranchin Sheep

The Avranchin from France is known for its fine meat and its ability to regularly produce twin lambs.

It is a grassland breed, considered hardy and adapted to a near-ocean climate.

Distribution is through Europe.