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Definitely looks different
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Happy Hayes wrote: Sun Jul 03 2022 17:48 -
Why are there extinct Dave
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Further delving reveals that the Limestone died out because "they were pure white, pink-nosed, and bad on their feet on wet ground." There seems to be some strange connection between pink noses and susceptibility to foot rot. :dizzy: :laughs:
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davelumb wrote: Mon Jul 04 2022 12:02 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Sun Jul 03 2022 17:48 -
Why are there extinct Dave
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Further delving reveals that the Limestone died out because "they were pure white, pink-nosed, and bad on their feet on wet ground." There seems to be some strange connection between pink noses and susceptibility to foot rot. :dizzy: :laughs:
Were the limestone/Silverdale sheep called this cos they were from the Silverdale area ,close to where one of your old images was taken?Also there is a lot of limestone in this area? I never heard of the breed.
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Rob1980 wrote: Tue Jul 05 2022 21:19 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Jul 04 2022 12:02 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Sun Jul 03 2022 17:48 -
Why are there extinct Dave
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Further delving reveals that the Limestone died out because "they were pure white, pink-nosed, and bad on their feet on wet ground." There seems to be some strange connection between pink noses and susceptibility to foot rot. :dizzy: :laughs:
Were the limestone/Silverdale sheep called this cos they were from the Silverdale area ,close to where one of your old images was taken?Also there is a lot of limestone in this area? I never heard of the breed.
That's the derivation of the names. Warton Crag area. They died out early in the 20th century.
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davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 05 2022 21:26 -
Rob1980 wrote: Tue Jul 05 2022 21:19 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Jul 04 2022 12:02 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Sun Jul 03 2022 17:48 -
Why are there extinct Dave
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Further delving reveals that the Limestone died out because "they were pure white, pink-nosed, and bad on their feet on wet ground." There seems to be some strange connection between pink noses and susceptibility to foot rot. :dizzy: :laughs:
Were the limestone/Silverdale sheep called this cos they were from the Silverdale area ,close to where one of your old images was taken?Also there is a lot of limestone in this area? I never heard of the breed.
That's the derivation of the names. Warton Crag area. They died out early in the 20th century.
Limestone ground is generally quite dry aswell,guess that's why they did well round here then.
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Rob1980 wrote: Tue Jul 05 2022 21:40 -
davelumb wrote: Tue Jul 05 2022 21:26 -
Rob1980 wrote: Tue Jul 05 2022 21:19 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Jul 04 2022 12:02 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Sun Jul 03 2022 17:48 -
Why are there extinct Dave
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Further delving reveals that the Limestone died out because "they were pure white, pink-nosed, and bad on their feet on wet ground." There seems to be some strange connection between pink noses and susceptibility to foot rot. :dizzy: :laughs:
Were the limestone/Silverdale sheep called this cos they were from the Silverdale area ,close to where one of your old images was taken?Also there is a lot of limestone in this area? I never heard of the breed.
That's the derivation of the names. Warton Crag area. They died out early in the 20th century.
Limestone ground is generally quite dry aswell,guess that's why they did well round here then.
No doubt. And why they didn't spread further afield except to cross with other breeds.
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Bo Peep and her Sheep!
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A new breed for the thread.

North Ronaldsay. On their native island they eat seaweed. They are very small. Not as small as Ouessants but smaller than Hebrideans.

This flock are tame.
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davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 09 2022 18:44 -
A new breed for the thread.

North Ronaldsay. On their native island they eat seaweed. They are very small. Not as small as Ouessants but smaller than Hebrideans.

This flock are tame.

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Their fleece looks more like a dogs than a sheep, but atleast they've got decent handlebars.

Thanks for posting.

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Mike J wrote: Sat Jul 09 2022 20:05 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Jul 09 2022 18:44 -
A new breed for the thread.

North Ronaldsay. On their native island they eat seaweed. They are very small. Not as small as Ouessants but smaller than Hebrideans.

This flock are tame.

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Their fleece looks more like a dogs than a sheep, but atleast they've got decent handlebars.

Thanks for posting.

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I think they shed their fleece, which can be plucked (rooed as the locals call it).
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Glad that they are friendly
Wouldn’t want to get nutted by one of them :laughs:
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Happy Hayes wrote: Sun Jul 10 2022 16:38 -
Glad that they are friendly
Wouldn’t want to get nutted by one of them :laughs:
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An ode. :grin:
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Snaps of lots of breeds at the Great Yorkshire Show today.

Here's a Clun Forest sheep having a trim.
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davelumb wrote: Sun Jul 03 2022 13:23 -
I've discovered there are old books about sheep available on-line...
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These Limestones (aka Silverdales) are now extinct. :sad:
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I love old books like that. :thumbs:

They capture snapshots in time that reveal fascinating perspectives that would otherwise be lost forever.

What was the publication date Dave?
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John Milford wrote: Wed Jul 13 2022 10:18 -
davelumb wrote: Sun Jul 03 2022 13:23 -
I've discovered there are old books about sheep available on-line...
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These Limestones (aka Silverdales) are now extinct. :sad:
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I love old books like that. :thumbs:

They capture snapshots in time that reveal fascinating perspectives that would otherwise be lost forever.

What was the publication date Dave?
Those are from the fourth edition published 1907, first edition was 1885 but I don't know if it had photos in it. This one is from the 3rd edition and the plates are different.
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These are from another book.


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Sheep dipping circa 1911 from my latest acquisition. :roll:
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Wicked stuff sheep dip, I am certain it sent quite a few sheep farmers to an early grave.
I see these guys were right up to date with their PPE Dave :laughs: .

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Will Smith wrote: Thu Jul 14 2022 19:10 -
Wicked stuff sheep dip, I am certain it sent quite a few sheep farmers to an early grave.
I see these guys were right up to date with their PPE Dave :laughs: .

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Indeed it probably did for a lot of those who used it.

I reckon they were in their Sunday best for the photographer! :grin: It looks a bit posed to me.
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Will Smith wrote: Thu Jul 14 2022 19:10 -
Wicked stuff sheep dip, I am certain it sent quite a few sheep farmers to an early grave.
I see these guys were right up to date with their PPE Dave :laughs: .

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Ive dipped sheep like that, wellies and a rubber apron and Im still here.
When the sheep were finished all the dogs went through as well, never did them any harm either but it certainly kept the fleas and ticks off.

In the hot summer of '76 me and my two neighbours dipped all our sheep together starting just on dawn, and finishing at 11. With the whole lot laying in the shade of some huge chestnut trees we went to the local swimming pool for the rest if the day. We could have used my river but the eye candy won the day!
What a year that was, mowed and baled hay in one day and started on the barley on July 14th and everything in the bin by 10th August, dates forever in my memory.

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Mike J wrote: Fri Jul 15 2022 10:38 -
Will Smith wrote: Thu Jul 14 2022 19:10 -
Wicked stuff sheep dip, I am certain it sent quite a few sheep farmers to an early grave.
I see these guys were right up to date with their PPE Dave :laughs: .

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Ive dipped sheep like that, wellies and a rubber apron and Im still here.
When the sheep were finished all the dogs went through as well, never did them any harm either but it certainly kept the fleas and ticks off.

In the hot summer of '76 me and my two neighbours dipped all our sheep together starting just on dawn, and finishing at 11. With the whole lot laying in the shade of some huge chestnut trees we went to the local swimming pool for the rest if the day. We could have used my river but the eye candy won the day!
What a year that was, mowed and baled hay in one day and started on the barley on July 14th and everything in the bin by 10th August, dates forever in my memory.

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Haha, well we all know that you are exceptional Mike, and I mean that in nicest possible way :handshake: .
I have also dipped sheep Mike but I did wear wellies, waterproof leggings, gloves and aprons, however, there are no wellies or rubber aprons in that photograph that I can see, hence my comments.
It is truly nasty stuff but, as you say it does work :thumbs: .
I am pleased that I do not have to do it any more to be fair.

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This is the PPE they should have been wearing!
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Haha, a couple of old hessian sacks tied around their waists Dave, I would wager that those two guys are still alive and kicking today due to their strict adherence to the H&S rules of the day !

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Just noticed the little curly haired blonde girl picking her nose behind the gate in the bottom RHS, brilliant !

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Will Smith wrote: Tue Jul 19 2022 19:56 -
Just noticed the little curly haired blonde girl picking her nose behind the gate in the bottom RHS, brilliant !

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I hadn't spotted her!
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There's little new. A mobile dipper!
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I must brush up my video technique. If you have nothing better to do for the next two minutes you can watch Lonks eat and Wensleydales pant in the heat. :laughs:

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In the early 1900s 60 Lonks were exported to Montana, USA. They did well but ultimately proved unsuitable as they were 'impossible to herd'!! :laughs:
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Will Smith wrote: Tue Jul 19 2022 19:54 -
Haha, a couple of old hessian sacks tied around their waists Dave, I would wager that those two guys are still alive and kicking today due to their strict adherence to the H&S rules of the day !

:laughs: :laughs: :laughs:

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I was talking to a 75 year old (76 tomorrow!) farmer today who was made ill by sheep dip 30 plus years ago. It formed a cyst on his brain which destroyed a part of it. The cyst was removed but it was a couple of years before he could remember his way home from the hill checking his sheep. He had to walk downhill until he hit the road, then wait for someone to find him!

Nasty stuff.
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