Roussin Sheep Society

Welcome to the society website. Whether you are looking for a terminal sire to produce quick maturing commercial lambs, with good carcase specification, the ideal sire for tupping ewe lambs or a few Roussin sheep on your smallholding - Roussin sheep are ‘The Breed You Need’. Here you can find information relating to the breed, latest news, details of shows and sales, stock for sale adverts and information. The Society hopes this website offers you a starting point, please do get in touch with the Roussin Sheep Society Office if you have any questions or require for further information.

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Roussin Sheep

BREED BACKGROUND

Roussin’s were first imported into Britain in 1989 but they originate from the “de la Hague” region of France. They are the result of crossbreeding breeds local to the ‘de la Hague’ region, with the addition of Dishley, Read more…

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STANDARD GUIDE

The following is a generic interpretation of the key points that the French have for the Roussin breed. The specific French traits are in italic bold. HEAD/FACE Fine delicate short head, dark brown to grey in colour Polled and clean of wool Read more…

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WHY ROUSSIN?

Roussin sheep are a breed not to be missed. Why? We could give you a big list of qualities using a Roussin will bring to your sheep system. For example; fast finishing lambs, carcasses meeting Read more…