In 1999 we started our sheep herd with 500 Blackface ewes. The ewes kept on lower ground were crossed to Blue faced leicester tups, to produce some scottish mule ewe lambs which would be used as replacements. The hill ewes were crossed to blackface, and cheviot tups.
The low ground mule cross ewes are now crossed to Texel tups, to provide a good carcase for meat production, and the hill ewes are now predominately cheviot cross, which are crossed to cheviot and texel tups.
Our daughter also has a small herd of Blackface ewes some of which are bred to a Blackface tup, and she crosses others with a Blue faced leicester tup.