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Blufawns Sheep

Post by blufawn » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:22 pm

To begin with we were planning on getting two orphaned lambs (they are the cheapest) to fatten up for the freezer.
However when we were offered an entire pedigree ram lamb for the same price we found it hard to refuse.
Rambo is a pure Suffolk and he came to us in quite a poorly state with a chest infection and worms (and a few weeks younger than they told us he was).
Both Apollo and Rambo have been bottle fed (but are now weaned) which makes them very cuddly indeed, Rambo you can tip over and do all sorts with and he doesnt mind a bit.
Soon after aquiring our new little lambs we decided we may buy some more and so we approached a neighbour to ask if we could rent his field...... to be continued in next post
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Re: Blufawns Sheep

Post by blufawn » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:31 pm

Our neighbour was very happy to let us use his field and in exchange he only asked for a little help around his farm.
However on his field his other neighbours had already placed their two ewes.
When he found out that my other half was a shepherd he asked if he would shear the two ewes because they were in a sorry state and he was afraid his neighbours were not looking after them correctly.
To begin with my OH refused because of the state they were in, but I soon talked him around to trying to 'rescue' the animals.
We approached the neighbours and asked if they would give us their ewes 'on loan' we would shear them, trim their feet, worm them and treat them for fly strike, we would also use our little Rambo on them at stud when the time came and we would split the lambs produce 50-50. Luckily the neighbours agreed and we added two new sheep to our flock.... Hannah and Hazel
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Re: Blufawns Sheep

Post by blufawn » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:36 pm

I decided that we should get one more ewe, one that we actually owned ourselves. I wanted a Norfolk Horn and I contacted a few breeders, but then I saw an advert for 2 Hebridean crosses that had to be rehomed together but were together about the same price as one sheep.
They were at a farm park in Norfolk and so we decided to go and have a look. While they arent as nice as the Norfolk Horn (which I still hope to get one day) they are small, easily handled and are a lovely colour.
They dont have names yet, but im sure they will.
We also picked up a billy goat at the farm park (although we didnt plan on getting one) but thats for another thread......
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Re: Blufawns Sheep

Post by HiTenshi16 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:16 pm

I really like the way Rambo looks :)
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Post by issylupus » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:18 pm

;) there are a lot of these wee guy's in Argyll and they are as tough as nails when it comes to the weather. They tend to be less flighty than other breeds and I walked past some the other day and they started to follow us. Tala was NOT amused but Shay just wanted kisses !!! :roll:
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Re: Blufawns Sheep

Post by JulieSmith » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:19 pm

You are getting quite a flock there look forward to more photos of them.

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Re: Blufawns Sheep

Post by Sylvaen » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:25 pm

lovely sheep - hope you can keep them well away from the dogs ;)
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Re: Blufawns Sheep

Post by blufawn » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:03 pm

They live on a field at the neighbours house so no chance unless the dogs break out, cross the road, jump a gate, wander across a horse field, jump another gate, cross a bridge and then jump another gate into the sheep field...
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And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

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