Sheep

 

The sheep being used during the 2020 World Sheep Dog Trials are Scotch Mules.

A mule is a crossbred sheep and is bred by using a lowland ram on a purebred hill ewe. The rams normally used for breeding mules are Bluefaced Leicester, and in this case a Scottish Blackface ewe used to produce the Scotch Mules. The prolificacy of the Bluefaced Leicester is combined with the hardiness and mothering ability of the hill ewe. 

 

Scotch Mules which will be used during the 2020 World Sheep Dog Trials

Photo courtesy of Jennie Stephenson