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woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: Soay sheep for me !!!!
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2008, 08:01:55 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;DWell Gavin I take my hat off to you! I know if sheep are treated well they respond and I have some that would willingly sit on my lap if small enough (they think they are!!!) However a lot, and I mean a lot of time and patience is needed with some breeds such as Soays and yes they can be VERY tame, but most people who keep them seem to use them for conservation grazing of remote hillsides, or put them in very large fields with poor fencing before they have got to know them ::) Some primitive types are most def easier than others....I like Kanisha keep Ouessants and whilst they can be flighty if startled they would prefer to mug me for what I 'might' be carrying in my pockets :o Shetlands on the other hand ::) :o :o :o
The worst sheep I have ever had re scattyness were Jacob x Suffolks
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Blinkers

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
    • Glyn Elwyn - Faithmead Herd
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Re: Soay sheep for me !!!!
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2008, 06:51:19 pm »
My Soays would come down into the 'pen' for feeding...................................but only once I was AT LEAST 30 metres away ::) :P ::).  If I dared move a single step forward..............they were dust  :( ??? :( ???
Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again !!
www.glynelwyn.co.uk

kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
    • Spered Breizh Ouessants
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Re: Soay sheep for me !!!!
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2008, 05:25:57 pm »
 ;D ;D :sheep: :sheep:sorry i don't know why but that just made me laugh. little buggers!!!
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Blinkers

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
    • Glyn Elwyn - Faithmead Herd
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Re: Soay sheep for me !!!!
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2008, 06:20:36 pm »
I can honestly say that Soays......and Castlemilk Moorits.....definitely have the LAST laugh.   ;)
Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again !!
www.glynelwyn.co.uk

 

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