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4:41pm
4:41pm, 11 May 2021
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Velociraptor
A lot of cross-breeds in the farms around us, mostly Herdwick/Texel.
4:47pm
4:47pm, 11 May 2021
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cathrobinson
Lovely pics :-)
6:10pm
6:10pm, 11 May 2021
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Northern Exile
http://www.herdwick-sheep.com/herdwicks/introduction/#:~:text=Herdwick%20sheep%20are%20widely%20considered,Britain's%20breeds%20of%20hill%20sheep.&text=We%20believe%20that%20it%20is,as%20crossing%20tups%20with%20Herdwicks.
6:11pm
6:11pm, 11 May 2021
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Northern Exile
Well, that didn't work :-)

herdwick-sheep.com

A lot of those cross Herdy/Texels have been bought by farmers around us in Lower Nidderdale.
6:13pm
6:13pm, 11 May 2021
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Hanneke
Quick drying wool! :)
9:36pm
9:36pm, 11 May 2021
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flyingfinn
There seem to be quite a lot of farmers around here in the Peak District who are cross breeding Herdwicks and Texels. The result round here is that the Herdwicks clearly don't like being confined to fields and are forever escaping all over the place. Particularly round the res the morning regularly sees them everywhere except in the field they're meant to be in!
9:40pm
9:40pm, 11 May 2021
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Hanneke
Our Welsh Mountain sheep are similar and therefore also crossed with Texels!

We have one farmer here who breeds pure Texels. He grazes a client's land as well. I always feel at home with those sheep :)

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