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Breed Standard of Excellence

Head

Polled, broad white face with flat crown, black nostrils and eyelids with wool line to start behind the ears. Muzzle Wide.

Mouth

Even well set jaw with teeth meeting a wide pad with a firm bite. Lamb's teeth set back from front of pad.

Ears

Medium to large, white and firm, well covered with hair. Black spots acceptable, but not desired, no brown spots.

Neck

Medium length, muscular on rams, moulding in to the shoulders.

Shoulders

Shoulder blades should be slightly lower than the spine and sloping away to a smooth setting without excessive movement when walking.

Back and Loin

Broad, long and straight, with well-sprung ribs; strong broad and deep loin. Wide flesh continuing over rib cage to shoulder.

Hindquarters

Square, deep with muscle extending to the hocks and well rounded on the outside of the legs. No V-Shape in bottom of gigot. Not sloped off from hip to tail.

Legs and Pasterns

Medium length, well placed at the four quarters and free moving, straight between the joints, with strong bone and no wool covering below the knees. Black and brown spots are an undesirable trait.

Feet

Black.

Wool

Well defined, good staple, approx. 100 mm at 12 months, 56-44's visual, 30-36 microns, good lock showing little colour, reasonably good to bulky density. Black wool in any form will not be tolerated.

Overall Outlook:

Well developed, evenly proportioned, square, heavily muscled, beam shaped, meat sheep.

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Texel Stud Ram.
Highfields U2-A Top UK Sire.
(Courtesy of Mr. Alan Draper, Highfields Farm, East Sussex)

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Texel Ewe and Twin Lambs

 

 

 
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