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Border Leicester, Tōtara Estate

Border Leicester, Tōtara Estate

The Border Leicester was bred in the Scottish Borders from a cross between the Cheviot and the English Leicester. Like the Cheviot, it has a Roman nose, erect ears, and bare face, head and legs. However, it is much larger and has a heavier fleece. The Border Leicester is one of the most fertile of the British breeds.

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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - Early imports of British sheep breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16637/border-leicester-totara-estate (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 3 Mar 2015