What breed of sheep is this?
May 6, 2016 11:05 AM   Subscribe

What breed of UK sheep is this? Any ideas?

Here is a Photo of the sheep

I thought it might be a Dorset, but I asked the Dorset breeders Association and they say it isn't.

I thought maybe a Southdown, but I looked at some photos and that doesn't seem to be right answer either.

I photographed it in England but can't recall where - it may have been in a rare breeds place.

Any ideas?
posted by Quillcards to Pets & Animals (7 answers total)
Maybe Cotswold Lion?
posted by vacapinta at 11:06 AM on May 6, 2016

I'll go with Southdowns.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 11:12 AM on May 6, 2016

My wife's guess is a babydoll southdown.
posted by borsboom at 11:17 AM on May 6, 2016

Could be a Ryeland.
posted by Segundus at 11:20 AM on May 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

Sure looks like Ryeland!
posted by Fantods at 12:46 PM on May 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

Do you have reason to think it's a purebred sheep? Most aren't.
posted by fshgrl at 3:25 PM on May 6, 2016

Thank you, everyone for the input.

I looked at photos on Google and thought it looked like a Ryeland so I asked a breeding site and the secretary told me:

Hard to be certain from a photograph but I thinks it's a Ryeland and not a Southdown. Ryelands are always pretty dominant in a cross so without close examination it's not possible to rule out some form of cross.

Thank you everyone who helped here - much appreciated!
posted by Quillcards at 1:23 AM on May 7, 2016

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