Dorset Horn: One of the oldest British breeds, both sexes are horned.
Poll Dorset: Two varieties
One type originated in
other in the USA in the 1940's.
has been some crossbreeding in the
Also very popular is a four-way cross, typically done by using North of England Mules bred to the Dorset to produce a very versatile crossbred ewe that has all the Mule’s qualities with the added benefit of out of season lambing.
characteristic of the
Avg. lambing percentage: 170%
Avg. ram weight: 275 lbs.
Avg. ewe weight: 180 lbs.