Beekissed

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Quote:I think Friesians are the dairy sheep of choice, but when I looked at pics of the Dorpers, I was real impressed with the size of their udders and the info provided says they have a real high milk fat %.

I'm getting a Dorper ewe in the spring myself, for this very reason. I really like the sound of the breed and hope to make a little cheese on occasion, as well as raise some lambs for market. Also make a good lawn mower for my orchard!
 

mylilchix

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Thanks for the help everyone! Is there a site that tells the fat content in sheep milk? Dh wants the sheep for meat and I want them for milk. We need to find a happy medium.

Sonja
 

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Quote:Tell us more, UC? Are they docile, hardy, good mothers, easy keepers, nonselective grazers like they say on the sites? Think they can be used for a dual purpose like dairy as well as meat?
 

Ugly Cowboy

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Docile, VERY easy keepers, very hardy, good mother's, and nonselective grazers, all true. I know they got good meat on 'em, but I aint never milked one or drunk any... I'll try it sometime and tell ya what I think!
 

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