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feldar

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • lymington hampshire
Re: Question on tails and ram lambs
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2012, 09:04:04 am »
feldar do you have photos of the correct tail length  for the hamps     the royal highland had a spat with the tails 2 years ago as well :farmer:
I will look up my photos from B&W show cause i took some of the classes before the judge chucked them all out.!
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feldar

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • lymington hampshire
Re: Question on tails and ram lambs
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2012, 08:07:49 pm »
hamp ewe lambs that were ok and 3 ewes that were only just ok

feldar

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • lymington hampshire
Re: Question on tails and ram lambs
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2012, 08:10:24 pm »
sorry got wrong photo here's the ewes plus the only Suffolks' allowed to stay  says Devon county but it is B&W

Moleskins

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • England
Re: Question on tails and ram lambs
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2012, 10:45:47 pm »
Nobody seems to have said that docking tails depends on the breed.
Badger faced aren't docked but the 'muck' doesn't seem to stick to them.
Ryelands it sticks like the proverbial sh!t to a blanket, many hill breeds are
Wiry wooled sheep and don't have docked tails, but it doesn't stick to them,
is this the reason some are done and some aren't?
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Question on tails and ram lambs
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2012, 10:46:33 pm »
We did all the hill breed stuff earlier in the thread, moleskins.
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