shedding sheep - what are they called?

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  1. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased a ewe with 2 lambs. she was the type that looses her own wool without having to be sheared. What are they called?

    the lambs have since grown and 1 has 1-2" thick wool and the other has slight horn buds and her wool looks more wiry like a goat.
     
  2. nes

    nes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a shetland.

    They don't all "Roo" which is what you're thinking off.
     
  3. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the side of Cotton Ball. She is chocolate wool with black body. tip of her tail is white.
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    Oreo is mixed color and she is the one with the really short wool. sorry for the angle, she was in a compromising position...always peeing!
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    This is Oreo from the back. Neither of them have wool on their legs or stomachs, and their necks are smooth, too. Mom looked just like Cotton Ball but all black & chocolate. She had 3 lambs, but someone purchased the 3rd one just as I got there so I don't know what it looked like.
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  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    You have Katahdin or Katahdin cross sheep. The best hair breed, IMO. You will enjoy how funny these sheep are and they will grab your heart. You might like to participate in BYH sister site, the link will be found at the bottom. Good info there on how to care for your hair sheep.
     
  6. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep...they are Katahdin or crossed. I have a black and white ram named Oreo. He looks a lot like yours!
     
  7. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Do these tails look familiar?

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    This is the Kat and Kat/St. Croix crew:

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    Ugly Betty!

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    And a newborn Kat, Slow Mo Fats:

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  8. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    so cute!
     
  9. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why does one have tons of wool and the other not? I'll check out the other website, too.

    The ewe was not tame at all, so we just kept the lambs and they are my babies! They loved to be brushed and scratched. I'd like to breed them because we did buy them for meat...but you know how that goes.

    Thank you for the help, everyone!
     
  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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    Beekissed - you need your eyes examined [​IMG] [​IMG] kidding. Just send that "ugly" one my way, I love her.................wait on second thought you would have to send two since she would not like being alone. Do you have another "ugly"? [​IMG]
     

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