Sheep

resthavenfarms

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
66
0
39
SW Virginia
I have a small flock of wool sheep. Two cheviots and a suffolk/dorset cross ewes, and a 4-horned Jacob ram. Their lambs are going to be "terminal" crosses meant for the table.
 

patandchickens

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
12,520
349
341
Ontario, Canada
I have five sheep (I am not sure if that qualifies as "raising sheep", lol), that I got this past spring in hopes of being able to milk them for cheesemaking and yogurt next year. Two British Milksheep X Dorset ewe lambs and a shetland ewe, plus a shetland ram and wether.

There are a bunch of small-flock people over on Backyard Herds (sister site to this one, link at very bottom of this webpage)

Pat
 

she-earl

Songster
11 Years
Jan 17, 2009
174
2
144
Lancaster County PA
I have a ram and two ewes. They were bottle lambs this past Feb. and March. My ram (Lego) is a Dorset cross but he looks like a Horned Dorset. My one ewe is a cross with horns. My other ewe is also a cross but she looks like she has a good bit of Finnsheep in her. Her wool is more hairlike and doesn't have the crimp like my other ones.
 

resthavenfarms

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
66
0
39
SW Virginia
she-earl, how is your bottle-raised ram doing? I raised a ram on the bottle this year and he was a semi-dangerous nightmare. I sold him and hope he's on somebody's dinner table--my current ram is relatively wild. My three girls were bottle-raised, however, and they aren't quite as dangerous
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she-earl

Songster
11 Years
Jan 17, 2009
174
2
144
Lancaster County PA
My ram, Lego, is very docile at this point in time. I had three bottle rams and sold two of them to use for breeding. One of those guys only allowed me in the pen or pasture. Lego had nubbins of horns when he was born and they are really big and growing. He loves to have his "armpits" rubbed or to have fingers dug into his wool. I have stayed away from rubbing the top of his head but will rub under his chin. I am hoping he contiunes to be so docile. If and when he becomes aggressive, he will need to go.
 

Pyncheon guy

Songster
9 Years
Oct 17, 2010
402
13
101
NW Michigan
I have a large flock of Scottish Blackface sheep....I've had them since 1996. I sold about 120 last year. Good to see some other sheep people here.
 

pardygwyn

Songster
10 Years
Nov 14, 2009
413
7
121
I got a starter flock of Katahdins this year - one ram, three ewes. So far they're very enjoyable, friendly and so funny when they start wagging those tails around!
 

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