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Scotch Mule sheep are an intentionally produced crossbred
sheep out of Scottish Blackface ewes and sired by Bluefaced Leicester rams. The
term "mule" (when it refers to sheep) is used for an intentionally
produced crossbred sheep that is sired by a Bluefaced Leicester ram. In the
United Kingdom, Mule ewes are the backbone of the commercial sheep industry.
The various types of Mules are the most popular commercial ewes in the UK, and
the Bluefaced Leicester is the number one crossing sire there.
medium sized, polled and have a mottled brown face while the fine white wool
should have a curled appearance (passed down from the sire). Average mature
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