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It is Show Day today, so here are some sheep (from Longford show last year).

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Ryeland ram (old English breed, prime lambs)



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Border Leicester ram (northern England, prime lambs but long wool is popular for hand spinning.)


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Suffolk ram (another English meat breed)



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Dorper ram (a South African meat breed)



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I think these are Dohne rams (dual purpose Merino strain developed in South Africa in the 1930s and recently introduced to Australia)

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Ryeland ewe (old English breed, prime lambs)


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Suffolk (another English meat breed)


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This seems to be a White Suffolk (developed in Australia from (black) Suffolks because they're better suited for meat production, or selling thereof). Hard to tell as she's shorn but that is the nearest sign.

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Hampshire Downs (UK 19th century, prime lambs)


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Border Leicester (northern England, prime lambs but long wool is popular for hand spinning.)


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