Derbyshire Gritstone

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The Derbyshire Gritstone is a breed of domestic sheep native to the United Kingdom. A hardy hill sheep, it is also one of the oldest British breeds.[1] [2] The Gritstone is generally found around Derbyshire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, and Lancashire. They are large, polled sheep with black and white faces.[3] The Gritstone has a finer fleece than most hill breeds, but is still kept primarily for meat production.[2]

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  1. ^ "Derbyshire Gritstone". 
  2. ^ a b "Sheep Breeds D-F". 
  3. ^ "Derbyshire Gritstone". National Sheep Association. 

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