The Bri­tish Laven­der: show­cas­ing a colour vari­ant

Country Smallholding - - Feature Breeding -

The Bri­tish Laven­der breed is be­ing de­vel­oped to show­case a rare colour vari­ant found in Ja­cobs. The new breed is a work-in-progress, the sheep will be polled, medium sized, have a solid coloured fleece and white mark­ings on head, tail and legs.

The breed de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme in­volves out- cross­ing and breed­ing back to al­low numbers to in­crease safely. There is an op­tional blue­print avail­able de­signed to give the best re­sults, but only one rule — so long as one par­ent is Laven­der the colour will never be lost.

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