Dorset Down


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Dorset Down

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(Breeds) a breed of stocky hornless sheep having a broad head, dark face, and a dense fleece: kept for lamb production
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From the Dorset Down that produced a mediumhandling wool to the feral Hog Island sheep wool, this covers specific breeds, dying each type, utilizing it to best advantage in projects, and understanding breed history.
Worst performers were Gwent, where detection rates plummeted 25 per cent, Dorset down 21 per cent, Herts 20 per cent and Essex 19 per cent.
Dorset Down Ch: Dr Jane McMinn, Stourbridge; R: Rhys Roberts & RG & EA Roberts.
Also in the line-up was 18-year-old Rhys Roberts, Plas Heaton, Denbigh - already a Royal Welsh veteran having scooped the Dorset Down breed title in 2010.
Eligible rare and primitive breeds include: Boreray, Leicester Longwool, Castlemilk Moorit, Balwen, Dorset Down, North Ronaldsay, Devon and Cornwall Longwool, Cotswold, Dorset Horn, Teeswater Hill Radnor, Lincoln Longwool, Greyface Dartmoor, Whitefaced Woodland, Manx Loaghtan, Oxford Down, Norfolk Horn, Shropshire, Portland, Soay, Wensleydale and White Face Dartmoor.
Dorset Down champion: W D Burrough & Sons, Axminster, Devon.
Eligible rare and primitive breeds include: Boreray, Castlemilk Moorit, Leicester Longwool, North Ronaldsey, Teeswater, Hill Radnor; Soay, Whitefaced Woodland, Balwen, Cotswold, Devon & Cornwall Longwool, Dorset Down, Lincoln Longwool, Manx Loaghtan, Norfolk Horn, Portland, Wensleydale, Whitefaced Dartmoor, Dorset Horn, Greyface Dartmoor, Llanwenog, Oxford Down; Ryeland, Shropshire and Shetland.
Dorset Down Sheep, Ram, shearling must have been clean shorn
I HAVE, on occasion, related the bonviveur lifestyle of my Dorset Down ram, Humphrey.
Dr Janet Roden and researchers at the Institute of Rural Studies analysed birth weight using Sheepbreeder records from 10 breeds of sheep: Blue Faced Leicester, Beulah, North Country Cheviot, Hampshire Down, Dorset Down, Meatlinc, Vendeen, Charollais, Texel and Suffolk.