Sharing sheep information

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by Shygal, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Shygal

    Shygal Unreality star Supporter

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    One of the reasons I decided on Shetlands is there are a LOT of flocks here in Vermont, and two in the neighboring town that sell sheep...so I understand totally about the not wanting to drive 6 or 7 hours!
     
  2. shepmom

    shepmom Well-Known Member

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    Still reading and learning all I can....getting more confident the more I learn. :)

    http://www.shaltzfarm.com/shlinks.html
    Great starter sheep info

    http://www.shaltzfarm.com/shfaq.html
    Includes, estimating hay needs

    http://hem.bredband.net/ronpar/tsb.html
    Ron Parker's book online
     

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  4. shepmom

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    http://www.critterhaven.biz/
    Great small flock management article. ie. with 1 ram
    as well as additional links that are helpful.

    (yes.....I've changed breed choice again) ;)
     
  5. Shygal

    Shygal Unreality star Supporter

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    Shepmom, I've changed breed choice about 8 times now :oops:

    But I THINK I am pretty much decided on Shetland, due to their smaller size, hardiness, and the wool.

    At least I think I am pretty much decided ;)
     
  6. shepmom

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    Lol, Shygal.
    I decided that the BB was a size I could better handle and I wouldn't have to leave the state to go see the sheep and pick out some. (ie. Soay sheep would have required a 6-7 hour drive)

    Dorpers are still too costly for our purposes and goals. BBs take a little getting use to.....the pictures don't really do them justice they do look pretty good in real life. :D