Border Leicester


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Border Leicester

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(Animals) a breed of sheep originally developed in the border country between Scotland and England by crossing English Leicesters with Cheviots: large numbers in Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. It has a long white fleece with no wool on the head
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Ewes: Suffolk PS89, PS81 Spotsmains, PS80 Ruletownhead , Texel PS83 Symington Mains, PS80 Harden Mains, PS80 and PS70 Craighouse, Suffolk cross PS83 Langraw, PS72 Cortleferry, PS70 Stoneypath, Cheviot Mule PS70 Lylestane, Mule PS69 Langraw, PS67 Bowland, PS66 Craighouse, PS61 Bettyfield, Cheviot PS69 Birneyknowe, Bowland, PS60 Whitchesters, Charolais PS64 Fairlaw, Border Leicester PS57 Spostmains, Norfolk Horn PS61 Ecclaw, Beaulieu PS52 Craighouse, Blackface PS47 Aikeyside, Birneyknowe and Bowland, PS45 Kittyfield, PS44 Burncastle and Cortleferry.
It was one of the highlights of a sale that topped at 7,000gns after a tug-of-war battle between two Scottish brothers over a Border Leicester tup.
Proudly showing off some fine examples of Pedigree Border Leicester sheep were nine-year-old Leon Hayes and his sister Katie-Rose Hayes, six.
The family's involvement with Halfbreds began in 1959 when John, then aged 16, and his father Glyn took possession of two Border Leicester rams from Scotland.
Fiber arts classes (three days); fleece show and sale; Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Show; National Border Leicester Show, Open Class sheep shows; Quilt Show; Stock Dog shows daily; 3-day Stock Dog Trial; Educational sessions and workshops; The Country Store, featuring 100 vendors selling everything from yarn to spinning wheels-sheep feeders to looms, and gifts.
Exhibitor Janet Tulloch washed and clipped her 1-year-old Border Leicester ram, Brandon, who stood patiently for the two-hour ordeal.
Sheep - Border Leicester champion: P S & V Stone, Bridgwater, Somerset.
The mystery deepened when it was found Polly was a valuable half breed - a Cheviot crossed with a Border Leicester - and worth up to pounds 800.
Border Leicester has broad, coarse hair with a loose crimp; its wool is good for blankets.
Jones & Sons Cup for best Border Leicester bred by exhibitor, E.
y making the lowland breeds line-up in Yesterday's ' finals was a three-year-old r Border Leicester ram from John Evans and son Richard, of Halton Farm, Chirk.
They topped the Border Leicester section with a two-year-old tup bought "cheaply" at last year''s Kelso sales.

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