Family Day out favourite, Odds Farm Park, has recently welcomed the arrival of four new Oxford Down sheep – Diesel the ram and 3 ewes.
The Oxford Down breed originated in the 1830s after crossing Cotswold rams with Hampshire Down and Southdown ewes. Over the next 50 years the breed stabilised and, as many of the early flocks were centred around the town of Witney in Oxfordshire, the name Oxford Down was adopted.
The Oxford Down breed is considered a rare breed by the Rare Breed Survival Trust. They are registered as “Category 4, At Risk” which means there are less than 1500 breeding females registered in the UK.
Oxford Down sheep are extremely woolly and visitors on a day out can now meet them in the large undercover Animal Barns.
Odds Farm Park is an award winning children’s farm providing an ideal family day out and is easily reached from North London, West London, London and Buckinghamshire. To visit the family days out website, visit www.oddsfarm.co.uk