Rare Breed Animals

Rare Breed Farm Animals

Here you can see some of the animals we have at Croxteth Park Farm. Many are listed as rare, endangered or at risk. Our breeding programmes are carefully organised to help to keep these rare and valuable animal breeds alive.

The Irish Moiled herd at Croxteth was developed in 1984 and was the first Irish Moiled herd on mainland Britain. Since then, over 200 calves have been born with many being sent off to new breeding groups throughout the UK. All of our breeding females have been born at Croxteth and are one of the most genetically important herds of Irish Moiled.

In addition to our cows, we also have many rare breed pigs, sheep and goats and our magnificent shire horses.


  • Gloucester: Priority
  • Irish Moiled: At Risk
  • Traditional Hereford: At Risk
  • White Park: At Risk
  • Native Aberdeen Angus: At Risk
  • English Longhorn & Belted Galloway: Recently moved from the watchlist


  • Middle White: Priority
  • British Lop: Priority
  • Large Black: Priority
  • British Saddleback: At Risk
  • Gloucester Old Spot: At Risk
  • Oxford Sandy and Black: At Risk


  • Bagot: At Risk
  • Golden Guernsey: At Risk


  • North Ronaldsay: Priority
  • Boreray: At Risk
  • Soay : At Risk
  • Kerry Hill: Recently moved off the watchlist


  • Shire Horse: At Risk