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Cornishstar

  • Joined Jan 2017
French Causses sheep
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:18:42 pm »
Having kept Suffolk cross sheep and LLeyn sheep in Cornwall, when we came to France the price of the local sheep in Dordogne was very expensive.  We found someone about an hour away in the Lot and she sold us some Causses crosses.  They are pretty unusual - long legged (used for milking) and when crossed with a meat sheep make good carcases.  Pretty tame and dont really have an issue with flies in the summer as their coat is pretty light and tight.  They have panda eyes and slightly droopy ears too.
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landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: French Causses sheep
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 09:28:16 pm »
Really interesting  looking sheep!
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macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: French Causses sheep
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 09:40:01 pm »
They are lovely!
They look like they are the same body type as Lacaune!
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Cornishstar

  • Joined Jan 2017
Re: French Causses sheep
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 11:51:34 am »
Quick to get bucket and hand feeding friendly.  Not stupid - will go in the shed if its raining, and dont seem to have fly or hoof problems.  I quite like them.  And the meat is delicious.

 

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