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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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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) ;)
 

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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 ;)
 

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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
 

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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!
 
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