Sheep breed of the week

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

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Excellent! :grin:

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And there I was thinking he was going to bite his finger
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If this doesn't make you at least smile you have a heart of stone! :laughs:

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:laughs: :laughs: :laughs: poor thing
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It looks only hours old. Notice how it hasn't filled its skin yet! :laughs:

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

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Seen the first lambs in the fields today
Lovely to hear them, spring is just around the corner
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:grin:

Not seen any lambs here yet, but I've not been out much anyway!

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

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Down south lambs are 2 a penny Dave... One small holding is bursting with twins, so they won't be complaining, though it's funny how in each twin one of them is significantly bigger.. Greedy butting going on as they jostle for milk

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Down south lambs are 2 a penny Dave... One small holding is bursting with twins, so they won't be complaining, though it's funny how in each twin one of them is significantly bigger.. Greedy butting going on as they jostle for milk
No doubt much frantic wagging of tails while they suckle too. Roll on the lamb races when there's a gang of them!! :grin:

There'll be some around here as I know the biggest local sheep farm was due to lamb this month. The ewes have been in teh lambing shed for a couple of weeks or more. I've just not been out and about anywhere to look. Getting soft in my old age and stayed in while the weather was freezing!

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I miss going to the sheep sales, so I watch them on-line! Nowt too special today but these goats were a surprise. The kids were extremely cute trotting round the ring, but to 800 guineas cute!
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Saw some lambs in fields today. Some a couple of weeks old others younger. :smile: Too far away to photograph. :sad:

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I miss going to the sheep sales, so I watch them on-line! Nowt too special today but these goats were a surprise. The kids were extremely cute trotting round the ring, but to 800 guineas cute!

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I have never really noticed goats at a sale before Dave, I am making the assumption that these were a purebred breed, as they were in a pedigree sale ?

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I miss going to the sheep sales, so I watch them on-line! Nowt too special today but these goats were a surprise. The kids were extremely cute trotting round the ring, but to 800 guineas cute!

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I have never really noticed goats at a sale before Dave, I am making the assumption that these were a purebred breed, as they were in a pedigree sale ?

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I think they were a bit of a novelty at this sale, as were the pair of male llamas!! Being pygmy goats I'm guessing they must have been of a stamp to win at shows. :shrug:

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I miss going to the sheep sales, so I watch them on-line! Nowt too special today but these goats were a surprise. The kids were extremely cute trotting round the ring, but to 800 guineas cute!

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I have never really noticed goats at a sale before Dave, I am making the assumption that these were a purebred breed, as they were in a pedigree sale ?

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I think they were a bit of a novelty at this sale, as were the pair of male llamas!! Being pygmy goats I'm guessing they must have been of a stamp to win at shows. :shrug:
It's just that the sale price was recorded in Guineas which is usually reserved for pedigree stock.

I had not realised that they were pygmy goats, did they keep falling over in the ring and going all stiff then jumping up again :laughs: , so funny to watch little goats when they do that, there is footage on youtube of them doing just that, some strange condition which causes them to collapse although it does not seem to harm them
I had some lambs once that did that, if one of the dog chased them they would literally collapse, the dogs then lost interest and left them alone, the lamb would then get up a carry on eating.

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

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I miss going to the sheep sales, so I watch them on-line! Nowt too special today but these goats were a surprise. The kids were extremely cute trotting round the ring, but to 800 guineas cute!

goats2.jpgbargain.jpg
I have never really noticed goats at a sale before Dave, I am making the assumption that these were a purebred breed, as they were in a pedigree sale ?

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I think they were a bit of a novelty at this sale, as were the pair of male llamas!! Being pygmy goats I'm guessing they must have been of a stamp to win at shows. :shrug:
It's just that the sale price was recorded in Guineas which is usually reserved for pedigree stock.

I had not realised that they were pygmy goats, did they keep falling over in the ring and going all stiff then jumping up again :laughs: , so funny to watch little goats when they do that, there is footage on youtube of them doing just that, some strange condition which causes them to collapse although it does not seem to harm them
I had some lambs once that did that, if one of the dog chased them they would literally collapse, the dogs then lost interest and left them alone, the lamb would then get up a carry on eating.

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The main sale was a pedigree sale so these goats must have been pure bred too. Although having just checked the sale report the llamas went for 420 guineas each too. Maybe

I've seen footage of goats doing that but the kids were fine, trotting around either side of their mum. Both kids females so that's three to breed from for the money.

I've seen sheep at dog trials just drop as if they're dead. It's as if they can't be arsed running around and give up. They've always always come round again after a few minutes, although being sheep I'm sure some do drop dead. :laughs: In fact there's a story from Tony Illey about him doing a demo in Holland, I think, where a sheep did drop dead. He picked it up, slung it over his shoulders and walked off to applause. The crowd thought it was all part of the show!!

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

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”Get the Flock out of here Dave”

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Will Smith » Mon Feb 22 2021 23:47

Haha, yes I have seen that before Dave, do you reckon they may have been hobbled ? I could not really tell, you could see what looks like straps around their ankles but no tether between.
Really strange and very funny.

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Haha, yes I have seen that before Dave, do you reckon they may have been hobbled ? I could not really tell, you could see what looks like straps around their ankles but no tether between.
Really strange and very funny.

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A quick google says it's a trait of the breed. http://afs.okstate.edu/breeds/goats/nachi

I found another video that shows goats with things round their angles which seem to be rattles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8XeUh7 ... anOfficial

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by davelumb » Thu Feb 25 2021 18:14

Lambs at last!

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

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:smile:

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Give them a few months and they'll be for the (lamb) chop. :wink:

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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Happy Hayes » Fri Feb 26 2021 23:21

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That poor sheep
I’m surprised it could move
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Re: Sheep breed of the week

Post by Happy Hayes » Fri Feb 26 2021 23:22

As you said Dave
Nice to see the Lambs
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