Thousands of lambs on Texel

Lambs on Texel

There are about 14,000 sheep on Texel, as many as there are inhabitants! Every year, from February to April, after a gestation period of five weeks, many thousands of "soggies" (lambs) are born. In the first few days after birth, the lambs usually stay in the barn, after which they are allowed to go out to pasture with their mother. So in spring you will see lots of lambs on Texel! Get on your bike and enjoy their funny antics. Would you like to take a closer look or even cuddle them? You can do that too! So you can enjoy the lambs on Texel to the fullest.

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The Texelaar

The Texelaar is the most common breed of sheep in the Netherlands and, of course, also on Texel. The Texelaar can be recognised by its head and it is a medium-sized sheep. The Texelaar lambs once a year. Adults can usually throw up to two lambs and suckle per litter. Adult ewes make excellent mothers; thanks to good milk production, lambs reach an average growth of 225 grams per day!

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Tracking lambs live on Texel

The lambs on Texel love going out into the meadow to provide us with the merriest antics and endearing scenes. Yet sometimes the lambs also like to go inside to be close to their mother. Would you like to keep an eye on the lambs at all times? You can do so by webcam!

Activities with lambs
Sheep farm De Waddel

Sheep farm De Waddel

Den Burg

Learn what it is like to be a sheep farmer on Texel!

Sheep Farm Texel

Sheep Farm Texel

Den Burg

Discover the 25 different sheep species and find out what other fun animals live on Sheep Farm Texel.

On the road with the sheep farmer

On the road with the sheep farmer

Den Burg

A fun activity for the whole family!

Day of the Sheep

Day of the Sheep

Den Hoorn
08-06-2024

Admire the different sheep breeds and take part in a sheep-shearing competition.

Sheepbreeding day

Sheepbreeding day

Den Burg
02-09-2024

Experience how farmers from both the Netherlands and abroad trade in sheep of the Texel breed.

Lambs hike De Hoge Berg

Lambs hike De Hoge Berg

Den Burg
23-02-2024 - 31-05-2024

The lambs are back in the meadow, admire them on this lovely walk!

Little Lambs’ bike trail

Little Lambs’ bike trail

De Cocksdorp

It is a beautiful sight to see this young life frolicking through the meadows, still a bit uncomfortable running after mother sheep and playing with each other. Grab your bike and cycle the Little Lambs Bike Trail.

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Editors De Krim Texel
Update: January 22, 2024 12:00

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