Dormer, noun

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Blend of Dorset Horn and Merino.
A local sheep breed, a cross between Dorset Horn and German Merino, bred primarily for slaughter-lambs. Also attributive.
1957 Handbk for Farmers (Dept of Agric.) III. 210A commencement was made in 1940 with the development of the Dormer..as a slaughter-lamb breed. This was done because the German Merino mutton sheep is resistant to Muellerius(sc. lungworm).
1990 Farmer’s Weekly 8 June 94 (advt)Dormer, the sheep bred in South-Africa for South-African conditions.
A local sheep breed, a cross between Dorset Horn and German Merino, bred primarily for slaughter-lambs. Also attributive.

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