Oxford sheep


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Oxford sheep,

relatively large-bodied, hornless breed developed in England using crosses between Hampshire and Cotswold sheep. The breed was selected for size and productivity. It has not had widespread popularity in the United States.
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It is shocking to realize that once popular breeds such as Guernsey and Ayrshire cattle and Oxford sheep are now in dangerous decline, with North American populations of fewer than 10,000 head.
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