Indeed, it’s true: Texel has about the same number of sheep as inhabitants! About 14,000 of each live on the island. In the spring they are joined by thousands of lambs. Especially the young lambs that go outside for the first time are great to watch. All frolicking and jumping through the meadow. Most sheep farmers are located on the Old Land of Texel. Will you come to the island to see for yourself how the lambs frolic?
During Easter, many lambs frolic in the pasture on the island. It is great to see the young lambs that go outside for the first time. Will you also come
About 22,000 lambs are born on Texel every spring. View the images of the lambs in the barn of Schapenboerderij Texel here.
The sheep breed of Texel is called Texelaar. A Texelaar has an expressive head and is a medium-sized, generously built sheep.
Texel is a real sheep island. Many fun activities are organized around the Texel sheep and newborn lambs. View them here.
Have you ever noticed how well-groomed sheep farmers' hands look? Wool naturally contains lanolin, a wool grease with a nourishing effect. Sheep wool is
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