We had kept a flock of commercial cross bred ewes for some time, when
in 1989 we saw pedigree Texels at the Suffolk Agricultural Show. We
were impressed by their characteristics and with the help of the persuasive
powers of one of the exhibitors, we decided to purchase three in-lamb
We added to the flock over the next two years from sales and dispersals.
The addition of ewes from the Bodkin dispersal made a major impression
on the flock; these ewes proved to be of good breeding quality, and today
our best lines go back to these ewes.
A first landmark in the history of the flock in 1990, was the purchase
of Talbot Umpah, an impressive ram with size and power. He and his
offspring made a great impact on the flock and started a long succession
of top prizes in the show ring.
After the purchase of the initial breeding ewes the flock was kept
closed. When purchasing rams we select from top bloodlines and look for
certain qualities to match our ewes. Listed below are some noteworthy
rams we used over the years.