Oxford

November 07, 2020

Oxford

Without doubt the largest of the British Down breeds, the Oxford Down originates, as its name suggests in Oxfordshire in central England and was developed as a terminal sire breed capable of siring fast growing, large carcassed lambs.

A distinctive breed due to its ‘top-knot’ of wool on its head, the Oxford Down is a polled breed with a bold, striking head of a uniform dark colour, with the same dark hair on the legs.

The wide, deep body is covered with a short dense fleece of fine wool, standing on strong legs well set at each corner and


Pictures being sent by Oxford Down Sheep Breeders Association
For more information visit:
UK - Oxford Down Sheep Breeders Association
https://www.oxforddownsheep.org.uk/
USA - American Oxford Sheep Association
http://americanoxfords.org/





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