History of the Breed
Breed Characteristics
Rumwell Flock and Show History
Sire Reference Scheme
Testing for Genotype
Breed performance Figures
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History of the Breed The Bleu du Maine originated in 19th century France in the regions of Maine & Anjou by crossing a local breed with the Dishley Leicester & Wensleydale. The breed spread throughout France, notably into Brittany, the Centre, South East & the Ardennes from where exports to Germany & Belgium began. In 1982 there was the first commercial import of Bleus into the U.K.

Picture of flock ewes at Rumwell
Flock ewes at Rumwell