Texel Print image area 24 x 25.25cm. Giclee print on A3 archival paper.
Texel sheep are descended from an ancient Dutch breed from the island of Texel, off the coast of Holland, known as Pielsteert (Pin-tail, because of its thin short tail). To improve the breed they were bred with several English breeds such as Lincoln, Leicester and Wensleydale at the end of the nineteenth century. Rigorous selection resulted in the development of a large, prolific and well muscled sheep. In the 1970's, Texel sheep were introduced to the United Kingdom where they have proved themselves hardy and adaptable. Texel sheep are now popular and widespread, being found all over Europe and in Australia, Africa and South America.