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