May 2012

Gotland and BFL: two very different breeds and rams for sale

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15 May, 2012 - 12:53 | Sue Blacker

15th May, 2012: I have posted pictures before but this is more about personalities!  Here are Emily (officially Mathilda) and Freya the Gotlands and Juno with Maia and Flora, the BFLs.

The BFL sheep are large, pretty docile, reasonably intelligent, pushy and greedy.  Their lambs tend to lie around and not come when called by their mums.

The lamb tally and other interesting things

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15 May, 2012 - 11:56 | Sue Blacker

20th April, 2012: So we have 15 lambs in all, 5 Blue-faced Leicester (3 boys and 2 girls) and 10 Gotland (2 boys and 8 girls), which is pretty pleasing.  We lost just one, which was the second to be born but was not coming out without help.  By the time we managed to extract him, it was too late, but his mum seemed OK as she already had one little ewe, Misty (see below for more on her!).

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