Soay Lambing tips

Just wandering through the net this evening and found this really great post on soay lambing.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SoaySheepBreeders/message/454

We have been lucky enough not to need to do any of these things as yet, but I am adding this link for next year..just in case.

All six lambs are super healthy and rocketting around with mums. I have been looking at Castlemilk Moorit sheep today on the web, and am getting very interested. They look like really lovely ginger Soays, but a bit bigger, and woudl cross well with a Soay Ram, but they are a very rare breed so I’m not sure how right it is to buy a ewe with the sole purpose of crossing it.

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2 responses to “Soay Lambing tips

  • Auntie Sandra

    Hi Both,
    Our Shetland sheep have now gone to live with the shepherd who used to shear them, where apparently they are doing a good job of helping to protect his ewes and lambs ( being wethers) One of ours was a moorit, and they are not particularly rare, have you considered Shetlands? xxxx Auntie Sandra

    • RJ

      Only just seen your comment, sorry for the delay! I think any breed change would be a way off to be honest, but yes I think Shetlands would be a possibility. Sounds like wonky eye and friend are having a great time šŸ™‚ x

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