Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Jun 12, 2014
I keep a portion of Beltex ewes among my flock of texels. The beltex are close relatives of the texel breed however when you cross them you get a good quality lamb/sheep.
I am very fond of the beltex breed, they have more character than their texel cousins. They are probably not the prettiest sheep, with more leaner and meaner looking face.
Beltex's are hard to lamb especially if the lamb itself is also a beltex so most will need help. They therefore take up a farmers time during the lambing period. It is best to have your beltex's in a lambing shed with a cctv camera system installed.
The breed is very meaty therefore they are a valuable animal to have on your farm. The muscles of the breed are exceptional, in some cases mutant like.