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Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2016, 09:15:10 am »
I use "C'mon sheeeeep" - it echoes nicely across the valley so they hear it and look up, even if the wind is taking my voice in the wrong direction.

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2016, 09:50:57 am »
we shout "come on" then then everyone emerge, any species. lol
"shep shep shep" also in high pitched girly tones, probly wakes the neighbours too.   :innocent:

kelly58

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Highlands, Scotland
  • Home is were my animals are.
Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2016, 09:53:46 am »
One goat left so she comes to Baaaaabbbbyyyyyy - thats her name  :goat:
One pony left he comes to a whistle  :horse:
The ewes and lambs come to giiirrrllliieeesss  :sheep:
The tups come to coooome on boys
Having said that when l whistle they all lift their heads and know something occurring   :excited:
Must be food ! Stampede................... :love:
Best feeling ever  :thumbsup:

pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2016, 10:00:09 am »

Buffy the eggs layer

  • Joined Jun 2010
Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2016, 10:21:06 am »
So you mean HOW do we call them?


Apart from using their individual names which about half of them recognise, I use sounds and signals mainly for sheep as sheep only have a limited vocal range but do have acute hearing and respond to movement and body language. So I only have one word that I call which is lambies! I use this along with clapping or waving to catch their attention. Then I either clap, slap my leg, rattle a bucket or run away if I want them to come to me. If I want them to go ahead of me I say whoosh whoosh and wave an arm forward if I want them to stand still I hold both my hands up to stop them then lower my hands to gather them around me.


Years of training horses and I guess but it works for me. Last year OH and I lost our voices but the sheep were brilliant at being gathered, shed and moved about without a word. :hugsheep:

bloomer

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  • Joined Aug 2010
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  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2016, 10:37:05 am »
The girls respond to sheep sheep sounding like cheap cheap... The boys don't respond to anything as theyre grumpy except rocky my tup who knows his name and comes running for tickles...

Hellybee

  • Joined Feb 2010
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Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2016, 10:45:12 am »
Ewe ewe ewe !!!!


Lambies!!!!


C mon boys !!!!


Or just shake a bucket

doganjo

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Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2016, 02:46:10 pm »
Friends of mine used to have Jacobs and Hebs - their Brittanys and English Setters were all trained to a whistle (HPR level 211.5), so Pete trained the sheep that way too - dogs were on one Peep for stop, Peep Peep for turn, and Peep Peep Peep for come here; sheep got one long blast and came to the fence in a micro second with the dogs not far behind(all of them usually in the same field together too)  - it was the highlight of my year to go down to visit them.  :excited:
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2016, 02:55:25 pm »
I've only just got used to calling them Yowes and not Ewes. Initially it felt really uncomfortable, like I was pretending to be a member of a club I didn't belong to. However, I then realised that saying Ewes was actually having the opposite effect.

Perfectly put, went through the same thing myself.  Now my southern friends just have to translate when I'm talking to them!
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john and helen

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Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2016, 06:11:53 pm »
i had to smile whilst reading this….i only have 4 sheep at the moment, but two are right characters  ;D
one is simply lovely and will eat out my hand, i named her Darby after my dear old nan, the other has two lines coming down her face, so she is called Teardrop…..Teardrop is the escape artist  ;D

each morning she will be the other side of the electric fence….i walk up to the feed bin and shout TEARDROP,,,,she gives a big MEEEEE and comes running down, Darby leads the other two down to the fence,,,  ;D i lift the fence up and Teardrop runs back in…i think they have me trained  ;D

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2016, 09:12:49 pm »
I shout come on the baas, rest of the village think I'm nuts  :hugsheep:
Anne

nutterly_uts

  • Joined Jul 2014
  • Jersey - for now :)
Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2016, 10:03:06 pm »
no sheep of my own but I call anything in with "Hup hup hup C'mon" (think jamaican for the mon) - sometimes a bucket shake as percussion is needed but it seems pretty universal :)

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2016, 08:52:06 am »
Mine come to "Hey Sheep!" but if I had a bucket I could really be saying anything!
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DavidandCollette

  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2016, 09:04:07 am »
I have a name for the bees but it's not repeatable on here :roflanim:

mowhaugh

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Scottish Borders
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Re: What do you call your sheep?
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2016, 08:44:34 pm »
For the shetlands, I shout "Quality!". Sounds random, but in fact is the name of everyone's favourite sheep, she knows her name, and where she goes, the others follow.

Kerry Hills I shout "Kery, Kerry, Kerry," seems to work.

Cheviots, I don't shout, it's a dog job.

 

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