Wiltshire Horn


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Wiltshire Horn

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(Breeds) a breed of medium-sized sheep having horns in both male and female, originating from the Chalk Downs, England
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lt;B Wiltshire Horn yearling ewe winner of the breed championship with Robert John Thomas from Cnwc Dwnach Farm, Bryngwran, Holyhead Robert Parry-Jones
The Wiltshire Horn rarely has its day in the sun and, as the rain arrived, Anglesey breeder Ben Thomas, Pentycelyn, Trefor, saw his two-year-old homebred ram tapped out as the runner-up.
Most are polled, but some homed animals do occur--the result of crossing the original Katahdins with Wiltshire Horn sheep for improved meat qualities.
However, in recent years the farm has built up a flock of 200 Wiltshire Horn sheep with the expectation that the breed has an 'exciting future' ahead of it.
Meat producers could help save several of the hair breeds and coarse-wool breeds, including Karakul, Navajo-Churro and Wiltshire Horn.
Ms Dalton, who studied zoology at Edinburgh University and undertook a masters degree in biology before becoming a project officer with Cumbria Wildlife Trust, currently grazes her own Wiltshire horn sheep, Shetland cattle and Fell ponies on a 28-acre piece of hill ground near Kendal.
The breeds involved are Scottish Blackface and crossbred ewes, along with Wiltshire Horn and Texil hoggets.
Other rare breeds to have been destroyed include herds of Chillingham Cattle, Wiltshire Horn Sheep, British Lop Pigs, Wensleydale Sheep, Large Black Pigs and Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs.
Croix, Dorper, Barbados, Painted Desert, Mouplon, Wiltshire Horn, Tasmanian Spotted, Dall, plus Russian Argali and Rocky Mountain Big Horn crosses.
One absentee from the final was the Wiltshire Horn leader, a two-year-old homebred ram from Will Edwards, Newbough.
Demonstration pens have been booked by the following sheep breed societies - Beltex, Blackface, Bluefaced Leicester, Border Leicester, British Berricon Du Cher, British Dorper, British Rouge, Charollais, Cheviot, Dalesbred, Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset, Easy Care, Hampshire Down, Hebridean, Highlands and Islands Sheep Health, Highland Mule, Ile de France, Jacob, Lleyn, M P Butler Sheep Display, Meatlinc, National Sheep Association, North Country Cheviot, North of England Mule, Oxford Down, Rissington Breedline Scotland, Rough Fell, Scotch Mule, Shetland, Shropshire, Suffolk, Swaledale, Teeswater, Texel, Thomas Whiteford Sheep Display, Welsh Mule, Wensleydale Longwool, Wiltshire Horn and Zwartbles.