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Study Compares Genetics Of Three Commercially Farmed Sheep Breeds
2014-01-30 10:03:52

A new study highlights surprising differences between Herdwick sheep and their closest neighboring UK upland breeds.


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Herdwick
2014-10-10 08:58:14

The Herdwick is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to North West England and was named from the Old Norse term herdvyck, which means sheep pasture. Its origin is unknown, but it is thought that the ancestors of this breed were brought to the area by Norse settlers between the tenth and eleventh centuries. Another theory suggests that its ancestors were introduced to the area after a Spanish Armada crashed. Despite its unknown origin, this breed has been important to the Lake District...

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