(The grey has a Jacob in the bloodline, so it has a slightly longer staple and better hand feel.)
Texel was originally a Dutch breed, brought over to the UK in the 1970s. It was bred by 'meat' farmers for it's sturdy nature and good lambing.
Although a 'meat' breed, Texel is popular with spinners and a good fleece has been known to be very fine, almost like a Shetland. This cross bred fleece remains fine in most places, not that unlike a Zwartbles with it's sun tipped staples.
It is a dense fine fibre and is both easy to spin and felt.
Staple length 5-10cm
Bradford count 48-56, micron 31-34.