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Nettlebed Jacob Sheep,  Jacob Sheep Society Flock Number 3937
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Nettlebed Jacob flock was established in 1997 with 4 horned sheep. Unfortunately in 2001 this flock had to be culled as Foot and Mouth disease was confirmed in an adjacent farm. Later that year new sheep were purchased, this time two horned, and the current small flock of ten breeding ewes evolved.

Original stock ram, Webbery Heracles, pictured above, was purchased from Bridget Wilson following a successful showing season as a shearling, including Breed Champion at Devon County  and Bath & West Shows.  He proved very influential in the flock and many of the present ewes are descended from him, unfortunately he is no more..                                                                                                                            

New additions to the flock are  2009 bred ram, Nettlebed Kestrel - a son of Hyndshaw Poppy by Webbery Heracles. - a mating which has produced my best show sheep.


A recent 2011 purchase from Clive Richardson is Border Rambler a shearling son of Border Romany.  Both very successful in the show ring in 2011 - Rambler was Breed champion male and Reserve overall Champion at the Royal Highland amongst his many successes.

Webbery Heracles 2007 Lambs in there new home at Folly Hall

2007 lambs in their new home at Folly Hall

Flock History

Rambler at work