Dorper, on the other hand, is a breed that was developed in South Africa from The Blackhead Persian and the Dorset Horn
The Royal Three Counties Show was also home to a number of national shows for breeds of cattle, sheep and goat, including the first Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders Association, Kerry Hill Flock Book Society, Dorset Horn
and Poll Dorset Sheep Breeder's Association and Castlemilk Moorit Sheep Society National Shows staged at Malvern.
With their twisted, spiraling horns, Dorset Horn
sheep grazing in the pasture are sure to get second glances and pointing fingers.
The valuable Dorset Horn
sheep were found scattered across fields at Corntown, near Bridgend, with blood dripping from their necks.
They include Rowland Davies, of Machynlleth, who was recognised for his work with Dorset Horn
and Poll Dorset sheep.
and Poll Dorset: Mrs P Laws (Winford, Somerset) Kerry Hill: R & R Powell (Welshpool, Powys) Dorset Down: W D Burrough & Sons Ltd, Axminster, Devon.
Other possible contributors to the Natives' genetic blend are the Southdown, Hampshire, Dorset Horn
, and Cheviot breeds.
Dorpers were developed in South Africa from the Dorset Horn
and Persian Blackhead (a fattailed South African sheep) over 40 years ago and have steadily gained in popularity until they have become the second most popular breed in that country.
The annual show and sale of MV-accredited Charollais sheep has an entry of 120, as does the Dorset Horn
and Polled Dorset sheep show and sale of 150 head.
Rare Breeds - Closewool: Ch Reece Lennard (Dorset Horn
), Thatcham, Berkshire; Res J Roland Williams (Oxford Down), Capel Seion, Aberystwyth.
Dorpers are a cross between Dorset Horn
rams and Persian Black Headed ewes
is a long-lived breed that is noted for its heavy milk production and high productivity.