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Dorset Poll  peepshep IMG_5310 
  This is one of Tony's Polled Dorsets on his farm in Devon.   Herdwick - Alrewas Show 16/07/11
       
CRW_8280  Newark Show
       
  Zwartable - Smalley Cross 02/04/12   Jacob - Newark Show 12/05/12
       
 IMG_5823   suffolklambs2 
       
  Manx Loaghtan - Breedon On The Hill 31/10/11   Suffolk Lambs - Stanshope 05/08/09
       
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  Lleyn - Calke Abbey 02/04/12   Suffolk Lambs - Calke Abbey 02/04/12
       
CRW_7943sheepright  wiltshire 
       
  Texels (and a Suffolk) - Little Eaton 5/2/12   Wiltshire Horn - Avebury 1/7/11
       
northernmule  Black Welsh Mountain 
       
  Northern Mule - Ilam 12/1/12   Black Welsh Mountain - Melbourne 02/04/12
       

peeptopportland 

norfolkhorn 
       
  Portland - Calke Abbey 20/03/12   Norfolk Horn - Micleover 26/11/11
       
Newark Show-28  Newark Show-27 
  Charolais - Newark Show 12/05/12   Charmoise Hill - Newark Show 12/05/12
       
Newark Show-26  Newark Show-24 
       
  Beltex - Newark Show 12/05/12   Kerry Hill - Newark Show 12/05/12
       
Newark Show-11  Newark Show-10 
       
  Hebridean - Newark Show 12/05/12   North Ronaldsay - Newark Show 12/05/12
       
Newark Show-9  Newark Show-5 
       
  Shetland - Newark Show 12/05/12   Leicester Longwool - Newark Show 12/05/12
       
Newark Show-3  Newark Show-2 
       
  Lincoln Longwool - Newark Show 12/05/12   Southdown - Newark Show 12/05/12
       
2012 NSA Show-11  2012 NSA Show-14 
       
  Black Headed Dorper - 2012 NSA Show   Bleu de Maine - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show  2012 NSA Show-21 
       
  Blue Texel - 2012 NSA Show   Blueface Leicester - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-16  2012 NSA Show-6 
       
  Cambridge Crossbreds - 2012 NSA Show   Castle Milk Moorit - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-7  2012 NSA Show-31 
       
  Clun Forest - 2012 NSA Show   Coloured Ryland - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-22   2012 NSA Show-30
       
  Dalesbred - 2012 NSA Show   Ryelands - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-27  2012 NSA Show-3 
       
  Devon and Cornwall Longwools - 2012 NSA Show   Hampshire Downs - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-24  2012 NSA Show-29 
       
  Hill Radnor - 2012 NSA Show   Llanwenog - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-9  2012 NSA Show-33 
       
  Logie Hybrids - 2012 NSA Show   Masham - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-28  2012 NSA Show-19 
       
  Nelson South Wales Mountain - 2012 NSA Show   Northumberland Blackface Cross - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-10  2012 NSA Show-18 
       
  Primera - 2012 NSA Show   Romney - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-20  2012 NSA Show-15 
       
  Rough Fells - 2012 NSA Show   Roussin - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-13 2012 NSA Show-5 
       
  Rouge de l'Ouest - 2012 NSA Show   Shropshire - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-12  2012 NSA Show-32 
       
  Suffolk Northern Mule Cross - 2012 NSA Show   Teeswater - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-17  2012 NSA Show-23 
       
  Vendeen - 2012 NSA Show   Welsh Badgerface Torddu - 2012 NSA Show
       
2012 NSA Show-2  2012 NSA Show-26 
       
  Wensleydale - 2012 NSA Show   Whitefaced Woodland - 2012 NSA Show
       
IMG_6680  Ashover Show 
       
  Soay - 2012 Ashby Show   Cotswold - 2012 Ashover Show
       
welsh mountain  cambridge
       
  Welsh Mountain - Brynsiencyn, Anglesey 22nd August 2012   Cambridge - Rectory Farm Thriplow duing the Daffodil Weekend 16th March 2013
       
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  Hungarian Screw Horn Racka Sheep - Norfolk Lavender Farm 5th July 2013    

 

Any list of sheep breeds will be inadequate because of a changing situation.

This list has been compiled after reference to a number of web sites including: wikipedia, British Wool Marketing Board, the  National Sheep Association and Rural Science.

Major breeds

  1. Beulah Speckled-face
  2. Blackface
  3. Bluefaced Leicester
  4. Border Leicester
  5. Cheviot (South Country Cheviot)
  6. Brecknock Hill Cheviot
  7. North Country Cheviot
  8. Clun Forest
  9. Dalesbred
  10. Dartmoor (Greyface Dartmoor)
  11. White Face Dartmoor (rare breed watch list); see also Dartmoor sheep
  12. Derbyshire Gritstone
  13. Devon Closewool
  14. Devon and Cornwall Longwool (rare breed watch list); see also NSA
  15. Dorset Down
  16. Dorset Horn
  17. Exmoor Horn; see also Endangered Exmoor
  18. Hampshire Down
  19. Herdwick
  20. Jacob
  21. Kerry Hill
  22. Lleyn
  23. Lonk (rare breed watch list); see also Heritage Sheep EU
  24. Hill Radnor (rare breed watch list)
  25. Romney
  26. Rough Fell
  27. Shetland
  28. Southdown
  29. Suffolk
  30. Swaledale
  31. Welsh Hill Speckled Face (Heritage Breed) NSA pageSheep Trust page
  32. Welsh Mountain : WikipediaFlockbook.org; see also Badger FacedBlackand Balwen Welsh Mountain
  33. Black Welsh Mountain / Balwen Welsh Mountain
  34. South Wales Mountain; Heritagesheep.euNSA page

Minor Breeds

  1. British Milksheep
  2. Cotswold
  3. Leicester Longwool
  4. Lincoln Longwool
  5. Llanwenog
  6. Oxford Down
  7. Ryeland
  8. Shropshire
  9. Teeswater
  10. Welsh Mountain Badger-faced / Torddu and Torwen varients
  11. Wensleydale Longwool
  12. Wiltshire Horn

Rare Breeds

Rare Breeds Survival Trust watch list

See also the Organic Pure WoolBritannic rare breeds and Baylham House Farm

  1. Boreray
  2. Hebridian / St Kilda
  3. Manx Loaghtan
  4. Norfolk Horn
  5. Orkney / North Ronaldsay
  6. Portland
  7. Soay
  8. Whitefaced Woodland

Half- bred

  1. Cambridge
  2. Colbred
  3. English Halfbred
  4. Scottish Halfbred
  5. Welsh Halfbred
  6. Masham
  7. Mule (Northern England)
  8. Welsh Mule

Introduced Continental Breeds

  1. Beltex (1989)
  2. Berrichon du Cher
  3. British Bleu du Maine
  4. British Charollais
  5. British Friesland
  6. British Oldenburg
  7. British Texel
  8. BritishVendeen
  9. Ile de France
  10. Rouge de l’Ouest
  11. Zwartable

Southern Hemisphere Breeds

  1. Merino
  2. Polwarth
  3. Corriedale
  4. Dorper

Heritage Breeds

Some of the above breeds are now considered Heritage Breeds. The aim is to conserve sheep breeds threatened by extinction during the UK Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic of 2001.

From the Sheep Trust web page:

  1. Brecknock Hill Cheviot
  2. Dalesbred
  3. Devon Closewool
  4. Exmoor Horn
  5. Herdwick
  6. Lonk
  7. Romney
  8. Rough Fell
  9. Shetland
  10. South Country Cheviot Heritage
  11. South Wales Mountain
  12. Welsh Hill Speckle Face

The BIB.ge list

Flickr Obsessive Sheep Photographer's Pool

Recommended Reading

This book is excellent and we think it should be required reading for anybody studying history beyond a basic level. Sheep have been the cause of so many of the major changes in the world.

aniwink
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Sheep: The Remarkable Story of the Humble Animal That Built the Modern World Alan Butler Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: O Books (11 Feb 2010) ISBN-10: 1846943817 ISBN-13: 978-1846943812

British Sheep & Wool: A Guide to British Sheep Breeds and Their Unique Wool [Paperback] British Wool Marketing Board Paperback: 180 pages Publisher: British Wool Marketing Board (Sep 2010) ISBN-10: 090496910X ISBN-13: 978-0904969108

Sheep Info - an American web site devoted to all sorts of aspects of sheep and goats.

Alphabetical list of sheep we have photographed

Beltex
Black Headed Dorper
Black Welsh Mountain
Bleu de Maine
Blue Texel
Blueface Leicester
Cambridge
Cambridge Crossbreds
Castle Milk Moorit
Charmoise Hill
Charolais
Clun Forest
Coloured Ryland
Cotswold
Dalesbred
Devon and Cornwall Longwools
Hampshire Downs
Hebridean
Herdwick
Hill Radnor
Hungarian Screw Horn Racka Sheep
Jacob
Kerry Hill
Leicester Longwool
Lincoln Longwool
Llanwenog
Lleyn
Logie Hybrids
Manx Loaghtan
Masham
Nelson South Wales Mountain
Norfolk Horn
North Ronaldsay
Northern Mule
Northumberland Blackface Cross
Polled Dorsets
Portland
Primera
Romney
Rouge de l'Ouest
Rough Fells
Roussin
Ryelands
Shetland
Shropshire
Soay
Southdown
Suffolk
Suffolk Northern Mule Cross
Teeswater
Texels
Vendeen
Welsh Badgerface Torddu
Welsh Mountain
Wensleydale
Whitefaced Woodland
Wiltshire Horn
Zwartable

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A Sheep Beauty Contest at the Newark Show

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