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Rare Breed Sheep

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  1. Just wondering if anyone out there keeps rare breed sheep?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. Hi Boreray

    Our son used to keep Jacobs from when he was about 12- but he left home, so we phased them out. They were an easy breed to keep - friendly, healthy, happy outside all the year round and delicious!

    A friend of ours has Portlands - and she says exactly the same about hers!

    Have you got any?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. We have Boreray, Castlemilk Moorits, Manx Loagthan, North Ronaldsays and Hebrideans on there way.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. How wonderful! Do they interbreed?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. No. We keep the breeds pure.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. Have just spoken to a friend with Ryeland sheep. She says they are easy to look after - friendly and the right size for a normal person to handle - not too heavy. But their meat is very good. Shearing is the only problem because she has to find someone who knows how to do it!

    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. Deanna

    We have registered Southdown Baby Doll sheep. 2011 will be our first breeding season but have every confidence that it will go well. The breeder we have purchased our stock from is very active in helping us with this part of our farm endeavor. She has always been a huge help and we share anything that comes up with each other just in case it's something she or I haven't come across. She has many many years of experience with baby doll's. If you
    Decide to breed I hope you have as much luck as we have had with our breeder.

    Posted 7 years ago #

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