We started with a pure bred Jacob flock and then introduced a Suffolk ram. Later on we introduced a few different breeds including Blue Texel, Grey Face Dartmoor, Zwartble and last autumn we bought a New Zealand Romney ram. The resulting carcasses are very well proportioned and full of flavor. The different breeds lend different traits to the lambs - the Blue Texel adds great conformation and a beautiful steel grey colour to the wool. The Suffolk is the fastest growing breed, the Zwartbles prolific and good milkers, the Grey Face Dartmoor is a really good doer and the weight of it's fleece is almost three times that of the other sheep. Its wool is attractively curly too. We give the whole flock a great life and, when their time comes, we buy our skins back and have them beautifully tanned at the oldest tannery in Britain, Devonia at Buckfastleigh.