Texel

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The Texel originated on the Isle of Texel off the coast of The Netherlands early in the nineteenth century. Lincoln and Leicester Longwool sheep were crossed with these originals thus allowing the characteristics of the breed to be established early on. The emphasis was on a sheep that would produce heavily muscled lambs of superior eating quality without any excess fat, to these ends every effort was made to produce a sheep with a low propensity for fat deposit and an emphasis on lamb meat production. The Texel's remarkable muscle development and leaness has not been lost on the Europeans where the Texel has become the dominant terminal sire breed.



Western Texel Blue 70W
WT 70W
Date of Birth:  4 April 2009   Twin
Pedigree

Breeder: M Messing.
Contact: OC Flock Management

New Genetics!  Rare Blue Texel.  The Blue Texel is proving to have some of the best carcass traits in Europe.  This ram is one of the few blue Texels in North America, and originates from a high heath flock.  Eligible for export to the EU.





 

 

 

 

 



Steele 0134P
TXLL 0134P (CAN)593227, single
DOB April 14, 2004


Owners: OC Flock Management
Breeders: John and Eadie Steele

Email: Ileana@ocflock.com

Growth index: +2.15 Adj. 50 day weight: 61 lbs
Maternal index: +2.31 Adj. 100 day weight: 95 lbs
Scrapie Genotype: ARR/ARR
Current weight Jan 23, 2009 232lbs (105.5Kg)

The Flock of Origin:
Ontario Sheep Health Program

Levels 1 and 2, "A" status since 1998 4th year enrolled in Scrapie Flock Certification Program 150 ewe Texel flock is fully SFIP recorded and all Texel lambs are ultrasound scanned for loin eye and fat depth.

NOKOMAI
  MEBA
  MEBA B1029/93
S: STEELE 0035M
  TEXEL PLUS A15/95
  BLACKDALE
  BLACKDALE B45
TEXEL PLUS
  BLACKDALE A228/97
  BLACKDALE B644/95
D: STEELE 0065M
  BLACKDALE A139/94
  BLACKDALE A295/95
  BLACKDALE B449/94