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Posted: Wednesday 29 February, 2012

by Rosemary at 1:24pm in Sheep 2 comments Comments closed

Back in 2009, our very first ewe to lamb was Jinx; she had a tup lamb that we called Li'l Bud. I got rather attached and decided to sell him for breeding in autumn 2010. To my eyes, he was the handsomest Ryeland that ever drew breath.

Anyway, autumn 2010, I sold him to a nice man who lives near St. Andrews and runs a few commercial cross ewes. Buddy did well; threw some good lambs; managed to send me a Christmas card smiley but Alex was reducing his ewe numbers so contacted me about August last year to see if I wanted Buddy back. Given that I have his mammy, his auntie plus various half sisters and cousins, that wasn't an option and I thought it would be curtains for Bud.

About two months later, a chap contacted me looking for a Ryeland tup, so I put him on to Alex,who still had Bud.

This morning, I was in the vegetable garden when a car pulled up and a man got out - it was Alex. He was passing and dropped in to see how we were and to let me know that Buddy was now living in Glenfarg, "looking after" a flock of Soay ewes. We both speculated on how this pairing might have worked - Buddy's a big lad - so Alex is going to look the chap up and see how the tupping went and how the lambing is (although we didn't think they would be lambing for a bit yet).

Nice to know that Buddy's having a good productive life, throwing good lambs. Can't ask for any more than that really.



Sunday 4 March, 2012 at 12:48pm

would he not be getting a bit tough for eating now?.... although I am sure you would find a way... and a sauce.... lol.


Wednesday 7 March, 2012 at 1:01pm

Scotch pies or curry :-)

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