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The Bluefaced Leicester is of the English Longwool type of sheep.  They originated from Border Leicester individuals selected for the blue face (white hairs on black skin) and finer fleeces.  The wool is classed as demi-luster and fine. Bluefaced Leicesters were imported to Canada in the 1970's where they eventually…
Border Leicester sheep with long, lustrous wool have been in Leicestershire, England since the earliest recorded history of the British Isles and are responsible for the improvement and development of other longwool breeds.  The English Leicester is said to have been introduced into the United States by George Washington, who…
The California Reds was developed in 1970. It is a cross between Barbados and Tunis sheep. They are a medium-sized sheep, the rams weighing from 200 to 250 pounds and the ewes from 110 to 140 pounds. The rams sometimes have manes and both sexes are polled. The breed is…
The California Variegated Mutant (CVM) originated from the all-white Romeldale breed, which was developed by selective breeding between the Romney and the Rambouillet breeds. The CVM is a product of recessive color pattern genes. Overall patterns can vary, but the typical standard pattern is the badger face with body wool…
The Cheviot is a distinctive white-faced sheep, with a wool-free face and legs, pricked ears, black muzzle and black feet. It is a very alert, active sheep, with a stylish, lively carriage. The Cheviot is a long-wool type, hornless and of reasonable frame. Cheviot wool has a distinctive helical crimp,…
The Clun Forest originated in the mountainous district of South West Shropshire in England, adjoining the Welsh Border, and are the most numerous sheep of the Marshes of Wales. They take their name from the ancient market town of Clun.  Some authors attribute the breed to a combination of Hill…
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