Securing the future of our rare and native breeds of farm livestock. In the 4th installment of our Rare Breed Briefings Andrea Parry-Jones explains why we will only secure the future of our native equine breeds when we fully appreciate everything they can do. CRITICAL (LESS THAN 150) THE CHILLINGHAM WILD CATTLE DAIRY SHORTHORN (Original population) ... breeding females are estimated by the RBST to be below the category 6 Other Native Breed threshold will be accepted into the appropriate Watchlist category 1-5. Border Leicesters flourish on a grass-based diet ... by the RBST as "At Risk," with fewer than 1500 pure-bred breeding ewes. BORDER LEICESTER SHEEP HELEN BABBS meets the hardy and friendly breed with the unusual ears. While Greyface Dartmoors and Border Leicesters have seen positive growth in their numbers, other breeds such as Lincoln Longwool and Leicester Longwool have declined in number. 16 talking about this. The nine Longwool sheep breeds are Border Leicester, Cotswold, Devon & Cornwall Longwool, Greyface Dartmoor, Leicester Longwool, Lincoln Longwool, Teeswater, Wensleydale and Whiteface Dartmoor. 13th September 2019 - 14th September 2019. In the latest RBST Watchlist, published in April 2020, six of the nine native UK Longwool sheep breeds were classified as ‘vulnerable’ or ‘at risk’. This morning's breed is the Border Leicester. However, their numbers are recently rising, as more farmers and Welcome to RBST East Anglia Facebook's page! Founded in 1973, our mission is to maintain... Jump to. Sections of this page. A tall, large upstanding sheep, … RBST - Melton Mowbray Show & Sale * 32 were here. BORDER LEICESTER DEVON CLOSEWOOL DORSET DOWN DORSET HORN GREYFACE DARTMOOR 1.