Oxford Down


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Oxford Down

a short-woolled, Downs-type meat sheep with dark brown face and legs. Called also Oxford, Oxfordshire Down.
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The whistling brings the ears forward on the sheep," said Geoff, who won the same title here last year with another ewe, and a third with his Oxford Downs in 2006.
From there she was asked to take on the role of Oxford Down Sheep Breeders' Association secretary and, in 1991, Suffolk Sheep Society promotion officer.
A total of 16 breeds plus crosses will be represented, the numbers being: 1844 Texel, 1333 Suffolk, 700 Bluefaced Leicester, 343 Charollais, 194 Beltex, 176 Lleyn, 83 Border Leicester, 66 North Country Cheviot and 162 pedigree sheep from the Berrichon, Blue Texel, Dutch Texel, Hampshire Down, Oxford Down, Poll Dorset, Roussin, South Down and Vendeen varieties.
Eirlys Jones headed the sheep line-up with her two year old Hampshire ram as the local Brown family claimed the group of three trophy with their Oxford Down trio.
The gene bank project will support moves to conserve the 28 rare breeds of sheep from across Britain, including the Oxford Down, the Greyface Dartmoor, the Hebridean, the Southdown, the Norfolk Horn and the Teeswater.
KELSO RAM SALE 2012 RING 1 MV accredited 10 Vendeen, 13 Hampshire Down, 6 Easycare, 90 Border Leicester, 6 Blue Texel, 25 Berrichon Du Cher, 130 Beltex, 9 Polled Dorset, 72 Texel, 14 Oxford Down.
But it was an English breed, the Oxford Down, making its first appearance at the show, that took the supreme group-of-three title for exhibitor T Rowland Williams of Capel Seion, Aberystwyth.
Oxford Down Ch: JW Hook, Witney, Oxon; R: JW & MFS Brown, Redberth, Tenby, Pembs.
There are also Charollais, Lleyn, Beltex, NCC, Border Leicesters, Berrichon Du Cher, Dutch Texels, Hampshire Downs, Millennium Bleu Du Maine, Oxford Down, and Vendeen rams on offer.

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