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bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Started
« on: April 08, 2013, 06:24:51 pm »
First Shetland lamb born today, grey katmoget tup lamb strong wee think with a good voice. ewe very thin 20 more to go pics to follow
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 06:06:39 pm by bigchicken »
Shetland sheep, Castlemilk Moorits sheep, Hebridean sheep, Scots Grey Bantams, Scots Dumpy Bantams. Shetland Ducks.
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lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Started
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 07:53:57 pm »
Ooh yes need pics as my 16 Shetlands arent starting for a week or two! Need Shetland lambie fix!!

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Started
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 08:05:21 pm »
Congratulations. Definitely need piccie fix  :eyelashes:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Started
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 08:40:53 pm »
Congratulations :thumbsup: Hope the rest go as smoothly.

You got any grass?

bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: Started
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 10:09:39 pm »
No grass Rosemary, fields like a bowling green and if this cold keeps up wont be any for a while, I am pig sick anyway I am not beat plenty of hay and a wee bit ewes and lamb nuts will see it through. Is there much grass up your way.
Shetland sheep, Castlemilk Moorits sheep, Hebridean sheep, Scots Grey Bantams, Scots Dumpy Bantams. Shetland Ducks.

Fowlman

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Wiltshire
Re: Started
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 11:37:50 pm »
We had the first shetland born last night.
Tucked away on the downs in wiltshire.

bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: Started
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 06:13:37 pm »
Four more today two singles and a set of twins popping them out good style. mixture of moorit and katmoget with a couple krunets, cold but ok out of the wind. There spelling corrected.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 06:11:35 pm by bigchicken »
Shetland sheep, Castlemilk Moorits sheep, Hebridean sheep, Scots Grey Bantams, Scots Dumpy Bantams. Shetland Ducks.

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Started
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 06:18:05 pm »
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mixture of moorit and catmogget with a couple croonits,


OK - I've googled both terms and I get something to do with cats and You Tube karaoke videos.


What gives?  :eyelashes:
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Started
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 06:44:19 pm »
No grass Rosemary, fields like a bowling green and if this cold keeps up wont be any for a while, I am pig sick anyway I am not beat plenty of hay and a wee bit ewes and lamb nuts will see it through. Is there much grass up your way.

Well, the lambed ewes are eating hardly any hay so they must be getting something but I can't see what. Like the tundra up here.

colliewoman

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  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Pilton
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Re: Started
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 08:01:36 pm »
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mixture of moorit and catmogget with a couple croonits,


OK - I've googled both terms and I get something to do with cats and You Tube karaoke videos.


What gives?  :eyelashes:




I shall give this a shot....
Moorit = moor red, think chocolate sheep
Katmoget = black belly so a grey/fawn sheep with black belly, legs, chin and facial stripes.
Krunet = Dark coloured with white patch on head


Moorit is a colour, katmoget and krunet are markings so you could have a moorit krunet, or more confusingly a grey katmoget krunet.


Shetland sheep are such fun ;D


http://www.shetlandsheepinfo.com/FLEECE/markings.htm
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bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: Started
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 06:15:21 pm »
First lamb has disappeared hunted high and low nowhere to be seen ewe followed me calling but no reply, Had this problem last year lost three lambs before the fox was shot and problem solved. Will have to see if there is a new fox.
Shetland sheep, Castlemilk Moorits sheep, Hebridean sheep, Scots Grey Bantams, Scots Dumpy Bantams. Shetland Ducks.

colliewoman

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Re: Started
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2013, 06:23:51 pm »
Oh that's horrible :'( :'(
 :hug: :hug:
We'll turn the dust to soil,
Turn the rust of hate back into passion.
It's not water into wine
But it's here, and it's happening.
Massive,
but passive.


Bring the peace back

bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: Started
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2013, 06:14:55 pm »
Pics added and no more losses, My Shetland x Beltex ewe has a ram lamb will be black like her a big strong lamb.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2013, 11:35:13 pm by bigchicken »
Shetland sheep, Castlemilk Moorits sheep, Hebridean sheep, Scots Grey Bantams, Scots Dumpy Bantams. Shetland Ducks.

langfauld easycare

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Started
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2013, 07:12:12 pm »
dougie ,there ment to be a stray dog goin about .brian from bonhard was on about it he called it a wild dog  but assume he ment stray he had a wee ewe half eaten couple weeks ago ,was blamein dog . no probs here except crow/gull .seen a guy cuttin grass in village was goin to stop and ask for clippings  :D

bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: Started
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2013, 11:20:16 pm »
We update 14 lambs so far and no more losses touch wood strange only 1 taken ?  At last the grass is starting to grow slowly, time for a general tidy up after the winter as I am spending more time in the fields of a night tending to my flock.
Shetland sheep, Castlemilk Moorits sheep, Hebridean sheep, Scots Grey Bantams, Scots Dumpy Bantams. Shetland Ducks.

 

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