At weaning (12 weeks) the average weight of the lambs is 25 kg and their final weight at slaughter (24 weeks) is 44 kg on average. Texels are medium sized sheep with ewes weighing - pounds. They are easy keeping, easy fleshing animals that thrive on grass. Jan 31, · Mature animals shear fleece weights of kg. The most outstanding feature of the Texel breed, however, is its remarkable muscle development and leaness.
Jan 05, · The Texel sheep breed is one of the most dominant sheep breeds in Europe due to its excellent quality lean meat. Texel rams are used as sires to improve meat production and quality of various sheep breeds. The Texel sheep breeds can withstand incredibly harsh conditions and environments including that of the harsh winter climates of Scotland. Mature animals shear fleece weights of kg ( lbs) to kg ( lbs). The most outstanding characteristic of the Texel is its remarkable muscle development and leanness. Texel-sired lambs show an advantage of one full leg score in breed comparisons and less total carcass fat—especially seam fat.
Feb 16, · Texel Sheep Characteristics. Texel sheep is a medium to large sized animal with white face. It has no wool on the head or legs. It is easily characterized by a distinctive short, wide face with a black nose and widely placed, short ears with a nearly horizontal carriage. Mature weights for rams range from to lb ( to kg), ewes are smaller weighing between to lb (91 to kg). Fleeces from mature ewes weigh between 8 to 12 lb ( to kg) with a fibre diameter of to micrometres and a numerical count of 46 to