The care, attention and planning that has gone into this breeding programme is fantastic. Liz and Gillian run both a Facebook and a Twitter account for all breeders in the group and they meet up when they can to discuss their individual programmes as well as swap/pass on animals in order to keep increasing that genetic diversity. Liz regularly posts articles that delve further into the complex world of animal genetics and colour and she is currently writing a book on the subject.
If anyone is interested in joining the programme, Liz and Gillian would be delighted to hear from you (search for @BritishLavender on Twitter or Liz Tinsley/ Farmer Dixon on Facebook). Currently there are F1 and F2 ewes and rams available to buy and the group has a structured support programme that gives all the help required to get people started.
It is all still work-in-progress and a steep learning curve but Liz says: “My breed is out in the world for other people to have a go with, and I will try to supply all the support they need. I created British Lavender for fun, for other people to have fun with them too, and I think so far those boxes have been ticked.”