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  • Joined Jul 2012
« on: July 14, 2012, 04:56:23 pm »
Hello from a newcomer in Sussex.

I have a Field and derelict barn and barnyard for use next to my house so have decided to expand my activities.

I have a few chickens free ranging, yet am after a small, three, flock of sheep.

I need them to be the smallest variety possible, to breed for meat and fun. I do like the look of the south downs, yet are there any smaller ?

Look forward to participating here.


in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Intro
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 06:23:38 pm »
Hello and welcome from a soggy Powys  :wave:

We keep a little flock of Soay sheep. A small primitive breed. Have a look at the Soay Society website for information. They are slow to mature and tiny so not a good commercial sheep but they are fun to keep and should be ready for the butcher from 16 months of age (or so I am told ...... not got that far yet).

We also keep too many chickens and quail.  ;D

Good luck with your venture.


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Intro
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 07:42:59 pm »
Hello and welcome from Carnoustie  :wave:


  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Spalding
    • Six Oaks
    • Facebook
Re: Intro
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 05:30:17 pm »
Hello and welcome from a sunny Midlothian!

Hope you find the right sheep for you  :sheep:

12 sheep, 5 geese, 17 chickens, 3 cats and a toddler


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Intro
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 04:03:58 am »
Hello and welcome from north Cumbria  :wave:

I think Soays would be our smallest native breed.  Pretty little, elegant sheep.  (I am biased, I keep Castlemilk Moorits, which look similar to Soays - same markings - but are a little bit bigger.) 

Going overseas, Ouissants are very very small - someone will be along to sing their praises soon, no doubt  ;) :D

Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
    • Facebook
Re: Intro
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 10:12:05 pm »
 :wave:  Hi and welcome from soggy Shropshire.


  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: Intro
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 10:24:36 pm »
Hi from Wet and Windy Worcestershire.   :wave:
I had a flock of Black Welsh Mountain for many years, and found them very easy and trouble free, plus delicious  :innocent:
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For lots of info about Marans and how to breed and look after them see


  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Intro
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 08:33:08 pm »
Hello and welcome from Durham  :wave:


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