Barn Door Friends (Sheep) - Photos

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MissPrissy, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The sheep come to the barn door and hope for a sprinkle of corn to be given out. As do the guineas.

    The white one is one of my border leicesters.

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    Dorcas is my favorite. I wonder how many babies she has in there.

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    Friesian dairy sheep.

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    And one of my girls from last year that is a cross bred variety for meat.

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  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice looking sheep.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I like them. They have come a long way from the buck wild ewes that came here. We can touch them and feel their wool now. Before you couldn't get near them without a feed bucket!
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Is that wool for spinning too???
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    WOW! Miss Prissy, is there ANYTHING you don't raise? Besides cain? [​IMG]

    Pretty sheep, and if this becomes a guessing contest about Dorcas, I say 2!
     
  6. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww...they have such an adorable face when they look at you. [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The border leicesters (pronounced 'lester') are for spinning. The other sheep's wool will be used for quilt batting.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ranchhand - I am wondering if she has 3 in there. LOL She is so wide. Much wider than the photo indicates.
     
  9. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your sheep are lovely. They remind me of the movie "Babe". When is she due?
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She was bred when I got her. The teenage boy I bought her from said he could only guess feb or march. I keep watching her udder for signs of bagging up and so far we don't see anything!
     

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