The Texel breed originated in Holland and is characterized by a distinctive short, wide face with a black nose and widely
placed, short ears. It has a clean white face and legs, and both sexes are polled.
The most outstanding feature of the Texel is its
remarkable muscle development and leanness. On a grass based system, it is characteristic for the Texel to develop only minor fat
covering of the body, therefore the Texel slaughter lamb can be sold over a longer period without loss of slaughter quality.
lambing percentage: 180%
Avg. ram weight: 225 lbs.
Avg. ewe weight: 175 lbs.
- White, highly crinkled
- 3” – 6” staple length
46’s – 56’s
USA- Texel Sheep Breeders Society
UK- British Texel Sheep Society