Two hundred and seventy-eight sheep belonging to four breeds were studied: 56 Texel (TE), 65 Dorset (DO), 46 Coopworth
(COO) and 111 Suffolk Down (SU).
(1999) observed frequencies of 69% and 70% of allele a in Dorset Down and Coopworth
sheep breeds respectively.
The figure, revealed at this week's NSA Sheep 2010 event, is based on analysis of 1,000 Coopworth
ewes at FAI Farms near Oxford which has been taking part in a year-long monitoring programme.
Maryland: The American Coopworth
Registry Annual Meeting & Potluck Supper will be held at the MD Sheep & Wool Festival in the Pavilion at 6:00 p.m.
The sheep breed was a New Zealand Coopworth
, which is a stabilised Romney cross Border Leicester breed.
is a cross between Border Leicester and the similarly coarse-fleeced Romney Marsh (the mainstay of New Zealand's industry).
Registry Annual Meeting & Potluck Supper at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in the Pavilion.
At this time Karakul, Scottish Blackface, Tunis, Cotswold, American Coopworth
, Leicester Longwool, Hog Island, Icelandic, Navajo Churro, Jacobs, and Lincolns have been pledged.
PH 304-358-2239, <DeerRunSheepFarm.com> Coopworth
, Bluefaced Leicester & Natural colored.
Icelandic, mixed Icelandic and Coopworth
. Fleeces and sheepskins.