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Backinwellies

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Tupping Crayons ... reuse?
« on: October 25, 2018, 09:59:17 am »
Anyone use raddle crayons?  Have you been able to reuse the following year … If so have you done anything to the crayon?


Any other uses for old raddle crayons?
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bj_cardiff

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Re: Tupping Crayons ... reuse?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 11:28:19 am »
I do, just put them in a Tupperware box. Saying that I have always had a problem with them marking the ewes, even when the crayon is new. If the fleece is damp at all they just don't mark, or just a faint mark like when a ram has jumped on and the ewe has shot off, so your never totally sure who's been covered. I gave up this and last year..

twizzel

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Re: Tupping Crayons ... reuse?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 11:55:02 am »
Do you get the cold crayons? I think they are softer. That said I use raddle, providing the ram is tame enough to top up in the field every couple of days.

bj_cardiff

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Re: Tupping Crayons ... reuse?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 12:34:19 pm »
Do you get the cold crayons? I think they are softer. That said I use raddle, providing the ram is tame enough to top up in the field every couple of days.

I just brought the ones my local agri-merchant stocked, think they were Netex

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Re: Tupping Crayons ... reuse?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 12:41:25 pm »
Don't have any problems with new ones .... Some colours are better than others.   However not had any luck keeping one year to next without drying out too much
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shep53

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Re: Tupping Crayons ... reuse?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 01:06:35 pm »
Crayons normally come in three grades   hot/ medium / cold . hot are very hard for hot weather use and so on , but I see Netex only seems to have one grade  .   Can reuse  if kept sealed  eg Tupperware or sealed bag .

landroverroy

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Re: Tupping Crayons ... reuse?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 09:44:00 am »
In a fit of meanness I have made small holes in the crayon with a heated skewer, put some baby oil (any oil will do) on top and left on a hot radiator for the crayon to soften and the oil to sink in. I think it worked ok but it was a while ago and in recent years I've just put raddle on the ram as it's easier to change the colour and I have tins of the stuff which last for ages.
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Re: Tupping Crayons ... reuse?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2018, 04:12:10 pm »
this year i used a crayon and didnt find it much good like the other member said didnt really rub off onto the ewe

for the second cycle i have used the powder mixed with oil, i also put some down the inside of the tups front legs, this gives a good covering and you can see where his legs have been to see hes actually jumped on and not just a half hearted attempt

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Re: Tupping Crayons ... reuse?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2018, 06:00:33 pm »
I’ve used raddle powder and oil successfully with  :farmer: raddle on the chest and quite far back between the legs but it looked really horrible with red raddle!!!!

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Re: Tupping Crayons ... reuse?
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2018, 10:03:00 am »
this year i used a crayon and didnt find it much good like the other member said didnt really rub off onto the ewe

for the second cycle i have used the powder mixed with oil, i also put some down the inside of the tups front legs, this gives a good covering and you can see where his legs have been to see hes actually jumped on and not just a half hearted attempt
Linda

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Re: Tupping Crayons ... reuse?
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2018, 03:36:21 pm »
Rats will eat them

 

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