best milking sheep breed????

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  1. jadude

    jadude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the best milking sheep breed it also has to give good wool and breed well
    i was thinking about the Tunis breed; is their wool soft
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I am pretty sure freasians are the only decent sheep breed for milking not sure about their wool quality.

    Henry
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    PM MissPriss, she has a dairy sheep operation at her place! I am interested in dairy sheep as well, but would like to breed for dairy and hair sheep qualities, so as not to have to shear.
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    The only milking breeds that I know of are:
    *Frieslands
    *Dorsets
    *Lacaunes
    *British Milksheep

    www.sheepdairying.com might have some more info

    I dont know how their wool is though. I did a project on milk sheep breeds a few years ago
     
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