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  • Joined Dec 2011
Zwartbles x Gotland
« on: March 28, 2013, 11:57:16 am »
A totally unplanned mating, as I thought my Zwartbles ram would be way too big for the little Gotlands!  However Tas the Zwartbles had other ideas and jumped over three fences to get in with my little Gotland flock.  We thought we'd got away with it as we caught him fairly quickly, but I found these two this morning - and out of Tiny, my smallest (she was the one who nearly died last spring if any of you remember).  I think due to their narrow heads and shoulders it made for an easy lambing  :) .  I'll see how the lambs grow and if they have any desirable qualities for market at least it's a cross i know I can repeat!

« Last Edit: March 28, 2013, 12:03:24 pm by Remy »
1 horse, 2 ponies, 4 dogs, 2 Kune Kunes, a variety of sheep


  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Leominster, Herefordshire
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Re: Zwartbles x Gotland
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 12:07:13 pm »
 :love: :love:  they are so gorgeous


  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
    • Glyn Elwyn - Faithmead Herd
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Re: Zwartbles x Gotland
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 12:08:09 pm »
Aww bless - nice cross  :thumbsup:
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  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Zwartbles x Gotland
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 01:09:48 pm »
Lovely - Tas certainly left his mark. He can't deny their his  ;D


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Zwartbles x Gotland
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 03:28:10 pm »
Going to be an interesting fleece....


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Zwartbles x Gotland
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 01:26:20 am »
Going to be an interesting fleece....

My thought exactly!  :knit: :innocent:
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


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