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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 provided by Oxford Down Sheep Breeders AssociationFor more information visit:UK - Oxford Down Sheep Breeders Associationhttps://www.oxforddownsheep.org.uk/USA - American Oxford Sheep Associationhttp://americanoxfords.org/
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