[Ansteorra-textiles] Re:A Mediaeval Sheep breed

Victoria Owens vmowens at airmail.net
Thu May 16 16:54:47 PDT 2002

> Does anyone have any information on how close any modern
> breeds are to medieval breeds?  I mean, they may be descended
> from medieval breeds and have the same name, but is there any
> way to tell if they have changed much, what with hundreds of years
> of breeding and environmental changes from being moved to a new
> continent?

The CBA article discusses how some of the references to Mediavel breeds
don't match the current breeds with that name.  I have found that most good
breed histories will discuss the breed improvements or lack of.


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