The Texel sheep originates from the island of Texel off the Dutch North-Sea coast.The British Texel is a medium sized sheep. The Texel’s outstanding qualities are its pronounced muscling and long loin coupled with the leanness inherited from the original Texel sheep.In pedigree terms the British Texel’s head should be covered with fine white hair, the nose preferably black with the occasional black spots on ears or eyelids.The body must be well proportioned with strong loins, a solid square stance and round well-developed gigots. The fleece has a high loft with a staple of medium length and is highly crinkled.