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Author Topic: Hebridean Sheep Society Sale 29th August at Lanark along with Shetland UK sale  (Read 9526 times)

Big Light

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Its either a clever new cross (BFL x BWM)  :idea: or a typo me thinks :thinking:

SallyintNorth

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Intrigued by 'Bluefaced Welsh Mountain Tup lambs'  ???

Its either a clever new cross (BFL x BWM)  :idea: or a typo me thinks :thinking:

If it's a Mule (BFL x any of the Welsh Mountain types) - why on earth would anyone be selling tup lambs? ???
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Big Light

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I was erring on the 2nd one myself :excited:

Fleecewife

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Are you coming up Sally?
« Last Edit: August 28, 2015, 04:55:29 pm by Fleecewife »
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SallyintNorth

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Are you coming up Sally?
Spirit willing, flesh probably too weak.  Lots of work with Katy and the new calves at the moment - lovely but tiring!
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

lintmill

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I saw the owner of this sheep last night and it's a typo.....he is not impressed!!

SallyintNorth

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I saw the owner of this sheep last night and it's a typo.....he is not impressed!!

So what it is supposed to be ?  Badgerfaced?
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

lintmill

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yes.

Big Light

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Well Hebridean sale went really well with lots of buyers and sellers enjoying their day - hope the other breeds did as well  - Really strong prices especially in the gimmers classes with the avg being about 108 - top price of the day was 500 for the show champion a cracking 4 horn tup and 210 ( x 3) for  gimmers on the female side - nice to see some friendly faces too!

Fleecewife

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I missed the ewe lamb bit Big Light.  What were the prices like there please?

I bought a tup I hadn't intended to  ::) but he is nice and perfect for us (not the 500 one - not right for our Ancient Types - and I don't have 500 quid to spend  :o)
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Big Light

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Ewe lambs averaged just over 63 so pretty much all going to the breeders at that price, Top of 100 several times. There was  some really nice ewe lambs but as you know, a ewe lambs a gamble.

 I didn't have 500 for a tup either but have made a little arrangement to send a few ewes down to him this year to widen my 4 horn genetic pool. Although probably more in your scene i privately bought a wee 4 horn tup lamb which was brought down from aberdeenshire its 4 horn lines come through a boreland ewe whos a very ugly top knot with Windyhall Raspite and some etal, Harewood, wainstone bemborough and eryri 4 horns in the lines going back. His eye are good and hopefully he will grow nicely

Big Light

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FW what tup did you buy ?
 -  Just to give you a laugh i asked the owner to leave the tup lamb whole when i saw the first picture  - hopefully it works out !

Fleecewife

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Tup lambs are even more of a gamble. Ewe lambs can be so pretty then grow up into ugly sheep.   I see what you mean about the top knot ewe - not the worlds most beautiful specimen, but she looks mighty hurt that you said so  ;D The tup lamb's genes are interesting.  We bought ours for his genes too, various interesting unrelated lines in there.  We bought the 4 yr old.  Dreading how he'll fit in with the other tups when his 4 weeks quarantine are up.  I'm sure we'll think of something.  We tend to use new tups over only one or two ewes for the first year, after a mistake when we used a beautiful new lad on nearly all the ewes and got a rubbish crop for that year.

Jack, as an aside, did you study zoology at Edin?
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Big Light

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Long time ago :0)

Fleecewife

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Long time ago :0)

 :idea:  :D  I'll tell you why I ask at the Smallholder show, if you haven't worked it out by then.  Mustn't Hi Jack the thread  :innocent:
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