Scottish blackface


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Related to Scottish blackface: Herdwick, Border Leicester, Lincoln sheep, Shetland sheep

Scottish blackface

a breed of carpetwool and meat sheep with a black or pied face. From northern England and Scotland.
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Scottish blackface sheep.By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
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The range of TLVN variation (18 to 20) in China Kazakh sheep was smaller than that in Texel and Scottish Blackface sheep (17 to 21) based on previous reports [3].
Vatankhah and Talebi (2009) reported that type of birth had a significant effect on lamb mortality in Scottish Blackface sheep.
At this time Karakul, Scottish Blackface, Tunis, Cotswold, American Coopworth, Leicester Longwool, Hog Island, Icelandic, Navajo Churro, Jacobs, and Lincolns have been pledged.
Our view is that animals should be appropriate to a landscape so that, for example, it is suitable to graze Scottish Blackface sheep on Exmoor because of its moorland conditions," says Stocker.
During a relatively stable stage of the cell cycle, they transferred 244 of the nuclei to the stripped-down eggs of Scottish blackface ewes.
Analysis suggested ancient links between Welsh breeds and the Finnsheep and Scottish Blackface breeds, while only six had much in common with Irish sheep.
While many other donations with a Scottish theme have already been received, the organisers are keeping their fingers crossed for a Highlander or a Scottish Blackface, two breeds synonymous with Scotland.
Future options for parasite control range from vaccination (not proven) to genetic screening for resistance, though this is likely to be breed specific, such as the Scottish Blackface.
She already has Scottish Blackface and was looking for some other breed to complement them and interest visitors
Jake's father is a Beltex ram, one a variety of breeds kept at the beef and sheep farm which include Scottish Blackface ewes put to Lleyn tups, and Improved Welsh ewes mated with Texel rams.
These new members include: John Carruthers, The Silloans, renowned Scottish Blackface Breeder that farms on the Otterburn MOD training area; Jack Arnott, Haymount, Kelso best known in the Borders and further afield with his father Tom for their Haymount Pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd and Craig Ridley, Haltcliffe, Wigton, Cumbria whom also along with his father Matt has had well documented success with Haltcliffe Pedigree Limousins and Texels under the motto Haltcliffe - where muscle is bred on, not fed on.
The latter shouldn't have been a problem: at home Geraint keeps a wide range of breeds, including Scottish Blackface, Suffolk Mules, Rouge, Blue Du Maine and Wiltshire Horn.

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