Can you identify the breed of this sheep?

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  1. Ark

    Ark Well-Known Member

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    I think these are Barbados but I could well be wrong! Maybe one of them is something else. ???????? :confused:


    Oh shoot, you have to have a webpage to add a pic, huh? I can't figure it out.
    Would someone be kind enough to let me email a pic to them?


    Thanks!
    Rachel
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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  3. Ark

    Ark Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou Ross for your kind offer!

    I have emailed the pics to you.

    One of the sheep is woolier than the other. The one that is less wooly seems to be a Barbado?

    My husband brought these two home and they are not very wild. They seem to be wanting to stay close to our goats. I separate them at feeding time because otherwise the goats wont let them eat.

    Thankyou!
    Rachel
     
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    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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  5. bergere

    bergere Just living Life

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    They look like Barbados mixes,, maybe Painted desert sheep.
     
  6. jacobs

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    My barbados cross (x with jacobs) has hair on the underside instead of wool. Barbs are more hair than wool and tend to shed their winter hair. Mine has wool on the top and hair on the bottom, Makes her easy to shear. I don't have a lot of experience with different sheep breeds, but The hair versus wool thing would be an indicator of barbados IMHO.
     
  7. Ark

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    Thankyou all so much for your help and Ross for posting the pic.

    The one on the left seems to be so much younger than the one on the right, even though he is nearly as tall... he just seems a little wobbly almost, and lies down a lot more often. I hope he isnt sick! His horns have just barely popped through.

    Thanks again!
     
  8. quailkeeper

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    I would also say they were barbado crosses. When mine were six months old my ram had big horns. They must be crossed with something polled for them to have almost no horns. I don't think he should be wobbly. I would definitely be concerned.