Cotswold sheep


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a long-wooled breed of sheep, formerly common in the counties of Gloucester, Hereford, and Worcester, Eng.; - so called from the Cotswold Hills. The breed is now chiefly amalgamated with others.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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COTSWOLD BREEDERS ASSOCIATION--Rare Cotswold Sheep, Tony Kaminski, Registrar, PO Box 441, Manchester, MD 21102.
Livestock exhibitors at this year's show include Bird Farm Alpacas; Ystrad from Wales, whose traditional British breeds and their cross-bred lambs are bred for their fleeces; the RyelR and Flock Book Society, promoting the use of this t ancient breed's wool and yarn; Pure Welsh showcasing wool from their flock of Llanwenogs; the Shetland Sheep Society, showing how this t breed has fine fleeces in many colours and patterns; Home Farm Wensleydales, who breed Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester sheep for their wool and Pickwick Flock with rare breed pedigree Cotswold sheep, producing high lustre silk-like spinning fleeces.
She and her family live in Kendal and now have Herdwick, Hebridean and Cotswold sheep which they run on 30 acres nearby at Crook in Cumbria, alongside two fell ponies and a small herd of Golden Guernsey goats.
Children can also design a Shakespeareinspired postcard which could end up going on sale in Paperchase stores in the UK - competition details from www.paperchase.co.uk/page/shakespeare Farm activities now include have-a-go archery (school holidays and bank holidays), daily falconry displays, nature trails and the chance to meet rare breed animals such as bagot and golden Guernsey goats, English longhorn cattle, Cotswold sheep and the incredibly woolly Mangalitza pigs.
1 CARMARTHENSHIRE, Wales THE small flock of Cotswold sheep at Cwmcrwth Farm Cottages is due to give birth from April and guests are welcome to visit the barn to watch.
The small flock of Cotswold sheep at Cwmcrwth Farm Cottages are due to give birth from April and guests are welcome to visit the barn to watch.
The living history farm boasts a wide-variety of rare-breeds such as Cotswold Sheep, Black Welsh Mountain Sheep, Herdwick Sheep, Wiltshire Horns, Manx Loghtan and Ben the Portland Ram.
"I remember seeing a Cotswold sheep, I think it was, winning the supreme championship at the Royal Show - the commercial breeders refused to walk behind it in the parade.
The impressive churches throughout Gloucestershire benefited from the flourishing wool trade in the Middle Ages, as the Cotswold sheep have always had a particularly fine fleece.
The real wealth hereabouts was from the Cotswold sheep. However, when the trade switched from trading in wool (including vast exports to the continental weavers) to the home manufacture of cloth, the traders left for South Gloucestershire.
Numbers of Cotswold sheep have doubled over the same period."
COTSWOLD BREEDERS ASSOCIATIONRare Cotswold Sheep, Tony Kaminski, Registrar, PO Box 441, Manchester, MD 21102.