TG2203 : A Mule sheep at Venta Icenorum

taken 1 year ago, near to Dunston, Norfolk, Great Britain

A Mule sheep at Venta Icenorum
A Mule sheep at Venta Icenorum
Mule sheep are cross-bred sheep with a Bluefaced Leicester as the sire, and the dams being either Swaledale or Northumberland-type Blackface ewes, both the latter breeds being born and reared under the harsh conditions prevailing on the northern fells and moors and noted for qualities of hardiness, thriftiness and longevity. The lambs are said to inherit the best qualities of both parents and greatly benefit from the hybrid vigour produced by the contrasting pure breeds. The Mule ewe reputedly has the ability to produce and rear ample crops of lambs, make the optimum use of food provided and will lamb with the minimum of attention. For photos and information on Venta Icenorum see > LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2285 0359 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.0648N 1:17.2857E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2284 0358
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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