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Azzdodd

  • Joined Apr 2012
Scottish black face X texel
« on: January 26, 2015, 12:12:27 pm »
Has anyone got any experience with this cross? I've been offered some 4 year old ewes in lamb to a blue face an want to keep the mule ewe lambs as replacements but I have a texel ram so next year will have texel X lambs they will only be sold for meat lambs
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beagh-suffolks

  • Joined Oct 2014
Re: Scottish black face X texel
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 04:03:26 pm »
i have a few blackies and have crossed them to texel, they wont grow as quick as the normal but ended up decent enough carcass and were only a few weeks behind the texel lambs, i also had a few blackie X texels that i grew into replacements...real good mothers, blackies are good mothers anyway

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Scottish black face X texel
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 07:41:48 pm »
Have hundreds of them , very popular x  in Scotland , tough sheep just don't over feed them as they tend to put on condition easily

langfauld easycare

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Scottish black face X texel
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 08:15:32 pm »
Have hundreds of them , very popular x  in Scotland , tough sheep just don't over feed them as they tend to put on condition easily

 :wave: as shep says . just about any meat tup over the blackie will give you a decent lamb that will also make a decent ewe . as long as your land isnt to harsh u could easy get another couple years out them

Azzdodd

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Scottish black face X texel
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 08:44:52 am »
Thanks everyone went an bought them last night  :thumbsup:

 

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