Shearling Ewes and Shearling Ram will be available for sale this autumn
The Blue Texels were first introduced to the farm in 2005, when Rob returned from a visit to the continent with two in-lamb ewes for his children. Both were from the Dutch flock of 08480 and soon became family pets, called “Lofty & Dizzy”. Today’s Blue Texel flock at Ffos y Fuwch are all direct descendants of these two original Dutch-bred ewes. Our first Blue Texel ram was a Pen-y-bec ram (PGA/06/3014M), who had won first prize at the 2006 Royal Welsh Show. He has been very influential in the flock, throwing stock with true marking, good shape, size and with a tight skin. Semen from PGA/06/3014M is available for sale. A major achievement for the flock was winning the Blue Texel Group of Three class at the 2012 Royal Welsh Show with a home bred group of two shearling ewes and a shearling ram. The following day, this trio went on to be shortlisted in the final five in the Interbreed Group of Sheep contest at the Show. Another home-bred trio took the Interbreed Group Championship at Aberystwyth Show in 2015 out of a strong show of some 500 sheep.
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