Wensleydale (White) "Brimham Boris 7669" (668/17/052) (UK0586741-00052) - Tank #1


Note: ~$95/straw (see Interest Form & News for details)

FYI . . . the injury on this ram’s head happened well before he entered the isolation/quarantine in March 2021

Born: 2017

Pedigree [click on image to ENLARGE]

       G Sire: Princethorpe High Hopes (7338)
Sire: Providence Peter (7441) 
       G Dam: Providence (468/12/159)

       G Sire: Nosterfield Olympian (7273)
Dam: Leaston (654/13/082) 
       G Dam: Leaston (654/04/123)

Scrapie Genotype: ARR/ARR

Description [from Prescott/West End Wensleydales about their 4 rams listed and also from their website]: "They are very big sheep had lovely fleece and excellent conformation. Of the whites, Brexit was our breeding and Boris was one of Mary Smith’s, whose breeding is in many champions. The blacks are both ours: Drongo has a very black fleece with a good crimp and Brigand is a lovely pewter colour with big curls.”

Brimham Boris 7669_1st image_side
Brimham Boris 7669_2nd image_pedigree
Brimham Boris 7669_3rd image_Brexiteer (front) & Boris (by gate)
Brimham Boris 7669_4th image_front/side
[Pictures provided by Christine Reed]

The Wensleydale is an old English breed of longwool sheep from the Yorkshire Dales, renowned for its stature, lean meat and superb fleece. It is distinctive-tall, long bodied, deep chested, with an alert head, clean face and dark skin. It is probably the heaviest of our indigenous breeds. Its magnificent long, lustrous, curling fleece is reputedly ‘the finest longwool in the world'.

Highest Scrapie Resistance . . . Testing has shown the Wensleydale to have the highest scrapie resistance of all sheep in Britain. This, together with its size and fleece, gives good reason to use it as a crossing sire on hill breeds. The female progeny have improved fleece and scrapie resistance which when put to a terminal sire, give heavy but lean lambs. Traditionally the Wensleydale is put to a Swaledale to yield a Masham ewe.

At West End Farm we raise prize-winning, pedigree Wensleydale Sheep - a breed renowned for its superb fleece.  We have both a white and a black flock. For 30 years we have shown sheep and fleece successfully at the Great Yorkshire Show, the RBST annual show and others shows in the north of England.

UK ram owners: John and Shelagh Prescott, West End Wensleydales, Longhorsley, Northumberland, England, UK

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USA/Canada Wensleydale Breed Coordinator
Cory Simpson