Exmoor Mule is derived from using a
Blueface Leicester Ram on an Exmoor Horn ewe.
The resultant cross-bred ewe is considered by many as
one of the finest mules available.
Exmoor Mule retains many of the qualities of the Exmoor Horn;
it has a quiet temperament and is easy to contain and handle,
whilst exhibiting the improved hybrid vigour performance of
the cross-bred animal. The
lambs achieve good weight gains from grass and finish easily
at around 18-22kg deadweight.
influence of the Blueface Leicester produces a good sized,
long animal of good conformation and excellent fat to weight
Points of the Exmoor Mule are:
– 160-200% lambing
– Hardwearing ewe that holds it teeth
Ability – very milky, good mothers
Quality Lamb – 18-22kg dw.
2-3L fatness and U/R+ conformation
Feet – very little foot trouble
Flock Depreciation – long lived and cheaply maintained