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11 May
4:41pm, 11 May 2021
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A lot of cross-breeds in the farms around us, mostly Herdwick/Texel.
11 May
4:47pm, 11 May 2021
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Lovely pics :-)
11 May
6:10pm, 11 May 2021
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11 May
6:11pm, 11 May 2021
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Northern Exile
Well, that didn't work :-)

A lot of those cross Herdy/Texels have been bought by farmers around us in Lower Nidderdale.
11 May
6:13pm, 11 May 2021
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Quick drying wool! :)
11 May
9:36pm, 11 May 2021
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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!
11 May
9:40pm, 11 May 2021
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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 :)
12 May
12:31am, 12 May 2021
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ff, same around here, with the same result.

Had to herd a load of them off a blind bend and back onto the moor during tonight's run.
12 May
9:17am, 12 May 2021
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I remember coming across pure Texels for the first time back in the '80s, when I worked at Harper Adams college. I think they were some of the first introduced into the UK (may be wrong?), but I'd never seen anything like them! Very stocky, solid looking things compared to the sheep back in the Vale of York :-)
12 May
9:23am, 12 May 2021
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Pig face sheep

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