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The Texel is a breed of domestic sheep originally from -surprise!- the island of Texel.

The white one to the right is a very typical Texel sheep,ย  and No she’s not fat. She’s big boned and pregnant.



34 responses

  1. These are beautiful photographs Calee. I love the contrast of the sheep against the green pasture and the detail you caught in the sheep. Very peaceful scene too.

    February 6, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    • Thanks Alison! Sheep are very peaceful and have a calming effect on me. ๐Ÿ™‚

      February 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM

  2. These sheep are beautiful !
    There are a lot of sheep in my area !

    February 6, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    • Thanks Guillaume! I hope you’ll post some pictures of “your” sheep as well ๐Ÿ™‚

      February 7, 2013 at 4:15 PM

  3. Tranquill scene with the sheep in the meadow. I had to look twice to see that the breed of sheep read Texel and not Texas. Where is th isle of Texel? I like the photos of the animals a lot. Nice shots, Calee.

    February 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    • Thanks Yvonne! The island is in the North West of The Netherlands, almost across from Norwich in England.

      February 7, 2013 at 4:17 PM

  4. Interesting creatures set off nicely with the grass

    February 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    • Thanks Lyle! Not nearly as exotic as the animals you capture on camera (some I’ve never even heard of before!) but still nice animals I think ๐Ÿ™‚

      February 7, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      • Absolutely and there’s something about recognizing and enjoying the beauty around us.

        February 8, 2013 at 5:08 PM

  5. Beautiful shots, but what’s the story with the green devices? Fashion accessories? Tracking devices? Hearing devices? Mini-mp3 players?

    February 7, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    • Thanks Mike! Would be so much more fun if I could tell you they’re radio devices to keep in contact with other sheep around the island.. ๐Ÿ™‚ The truth is that these are ID tags, in case of diseases or similar, they’re able to trace all sheep, goats, cows.

      February 7, 2013 at 4:20 PM

  6. These are some really fat and sassy sheep. They’re ready for a super bowl commercial!

    February 7, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    • Not fat!! H-e-a-l-t-h-y! ๐Ÿ™‚ Winter’s are cold on the island, best keep extra insulation…

      February 7, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      • Oh ! Is that my excuse then? I do gain winter weight for certain as I spend so much time outdoors. Easier to lose weight in spring. ๐Ÿ™‚

        February 7, 2013 at 7:54 PM

        • I think it’s a perfect excuse, I’ve used it for many winters now.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          February 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM

  7. You made my day with these beautiful sheep!

    February 7, 2013 at 3:11 AM

  8. Calee, these are beautiful pictures of healthy/happy looking sheep! They look like the before haircut picture of my now seal look-a-like pooch! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    February 7, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    • Thanks, sweet Wendy! ๐Ÿ™‚ haha, I’m getting more and more curious… How about some ‘before-and-after’ pictures? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      February 7, 2013 at 4:23 PM

  9. Beautiful sheep!!! Great shots!!!

    February 7, 2013 at 4:58 AM

  10. Those are some BIG sheep! ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 7, 2013 at 6:28 AM

    • Yes they’re pretty sturdy ones! I think they’re really cute ๐Ÿ™‚

      February 7, 2013 at 4:24 PM

  11. How adorable! Love these shots Calee, good job.

    February 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

  12. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    Living in the city I rarely if ever get to see sheep – they are beautiful animals that is for sure.

    February 7, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    • Yes Patty, I think they’re beautiful too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

      February 7, 2013 at 4:26 PM

  13. What magnificent creatures they are, and your photographs of them are wonderful.

    February 7, 2013 at 3:06 PM

  14. They Are So Cute ๐Ÿ˜€ Baaaaa , Nice Pic’s

    February 8, 2013 at 5:24 AM

  15. Hallo,

    This is for you, for being kind to others and me,

    Sweet Valentine greetings, Summer

    February 14, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    • That is SO sweet!! Thanks a million, Summer! ๐Ÿ˜€

      February 14, 2013 at 8:12 PM

      • You’re welcome : ) And thanks to you too

        February 14, 2013 at 8:15 PM

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