Blue Texel sheep are one of the most recent breeds to be imported into the UK. The flank wool is lighter than the shoulders and belly, sometimes a pale silvery blue. Blue sheep are found in all Texel types from the smaller Dutch Texels to the larger Texels common in Britain. White "bluefaced" sheep just have dark skin on their faces. There are now around 300 registered flocks in all parts of the United Kingdom. Higher Farm. White, mainly. Is this the same as Bluefaced Leicester? Blue Texels are quickly gaining popularity with commercial sheep farmers as terminal sires for prime lamb production. There is evidence of higher fertility in Blue Texels. Texel sired lambs are fast growing, with lambs staying lean even when butchered at higher weights. Q. The dominant black gene from the Black Welsh or Jacobs is totally different. Blue Texels are quickly gaining popularity with commercial sheep farmers as terminal sires for prime lamb production. Below you’ll find a selection of Texel sheep for sale throughout the UK, including cross breeds. Buy and sell livestock, cattle, sheep on the online marketplace with SellMyLivestock. The ewes are docile, thrifty and good mothers. As the colour pattern is recessive, most crossbred lambs will be white. Bill Mellor. "Blue" is the geneticists name for the colour pattern, and also describes the colour of the flank wool. How about showing Blue Texels? A. If two white Texels carry the blue gene, there is a 25% chance of a blue lamb from a mating. NORTHERN SU... ideal terminal sires, crossing well with any type of ewe, good vigorous lambs at birth, stand and suck their mothers quickly, finished lambs are well fleshed with excellent conformation, quality carcases with a high killing out percentage achieving premium grades, easily finished off grass, hence avoiding extra feed costs, will compete with many counterparts for profitability. The Texel breed of sheep is popular thanks to its well fleshed but lean carcass, pronounced muscling, and long loin. They have taken Championships at the Royal, Royal Welsh and Three Counties Shows, as well as many smaller Shows. The blue pattern can vary from very pale animals to quite dark, but no part of the fleece is wholly black or white. Q. Deliberate matings for the blue factor followed, and more blue animals were found in white Texel flocks. Blue Texels are doing well in the show ring. The black head, ears and legs have symmetrical white markings. Elain Evans. Q. By 1983, there were 11 flocks with 213 blue sheep. Connect with over 70,000 users across the UK ... 60 Blue Texel, North of England Mule Cross Store Lambs £ Login for pricing Newark, Nottinghamshire. Sorry there are no shows available at the moment. Like all other white breeds, modern Texels contain genetic material from the earliest sheep, including the recessive colour patterns. Blue Texel - Lot 594 - Ram Lamb sold for 18,000 gns to Christine Williams and Paul Tippetts from Joe Thornley - at Carlisle September 24th 2016 Blue Texels are similar to white Texels, but express the \"blue\" (Abl ) coat pattern. A. Their distinctive appearance stands out and takes the judge's eye. What are Blue Texels crossed with? Elain Evans. No. A. DUNGANNON 'CHRISTMAS CRACKERS' BLUE TEXEL SOCIETY (EXPORT) IN LAMB SALE 4TH DECEMBER (FRIDAY). They also have a niche role as a terminal sire for coloured or rare breeds, to produce meaty coloured crossbred lambs, with possible added value from fleece, yarn, felt and furskins. CATALOGUES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING SALES: Matings between blue sheep will always produce blue lambs. Q. From 1st January 2016 all lambs must be bred from Blue parents to be eligible for registration. This is a Blue Texel rams are competitive as commercial terminal sires for producng prime crossbred lambs for the trade. Q. I've got some black Texels at home. A. A. They were originally crossed with Black Welsh. Why are they called "Blue"? Where does the colour pattern come from? Our pedigree Blue Texels are 100% pure. Blue Texels are similar to white Texels, but express the "blue" (Abl ) coat pattern. Other factors, like higher fertility, may be linked to the colour gene. There may be a few coloured lambs if you have colour carriers in your flock. They tend to have narrower heads than the more extreme Texel types, and therefore avoid the lambing problems sometimes found with the white breed. Blue Texels have been bred to select this colour. White, mainly. A. There may be a few coloured lambs if you have colour carriers in your flock. Q. If I put a Blue Texel ram on my commercial flock, what colour will the lambs be? With the formation of a breed society for these sheep in Holland (Stamboek Blauwe Texelaar), numbers have now risen to 8,000 sheep in 300 flocks. For the small pedigree flock owner, Blue Texels are attractive and friendly occupants of home paddocks, parkland and orchards. No. For Sale. For Sale. This is a recessive gene in the Texel breed, and Blue Texels breed true for it. 40 Aberdeen Angus Cross Store Calves £ Login for pricing Wrexham, Wrecsam. Are these the same as Blue Texels? These crosses do not breed true for colour, while the recessive blue gene always does. Could I register a Blue lamb from white parents? 188 talking about this. Q. A. Blue Texel flocks in Britain have now been formed both by importation and from blue sheep born in British white pedigree Texel flocks.