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Mays

  • Joined Jul 2010
Big step! my first pedigree sheep :)
« on: September 24, 2013, 10:23:29 pm »
Well after a whole lot of thought I have made the step into purebred sheep :) I will be phasing out my commercials over the next two years and converting the flock to purebred Blue Du Maines  :sheep:
Sourced from a respectable breeder, the 4 gimmers & a ram lamb are settling in really well, although currently in full isolation. To say I am delighted is an understatement  :excited:
The ram will also go onto my Beltex gimmers for spring lambs, but I have just dropped off 10 gimmers for  the Thainstone gimmer sale tomorrow where there are some 10,000 sheep entered, hope my girls find a good home, Ive not long got back and feel as guilty as hell for selling them, not quite as bad as dropping off fat lambs though!
 
anyway thatsmy little update ;)

Old Shep

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Big step! my first pedigree sheep :)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 11:01:21 pm »
ooh exciting times  :) :)  Don't worry your girls will be fine  :bouquet:
Helen - (used to be just Shep).  Gordon Setters, Border Collies and chief lambing assistant to BigBennyShep.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Big step! my first pedigree sheep :)
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 03:00:27 am »
I've never heard of Blue Du Maines so will be interested to see your pics  :thumbsup:
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ZaktheLad

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Thornbury, Nr Bristol
Re: Big step! my first pedigree sheep :)
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 07:38:26 am »
How exciting - I do like the Blue Du Maines.    I am also considering going down the purebred route with the Hampshire Downs and plan on selling some of my commercial types with their HD x lambs next Spring and then the rest the following year  :fc:

Mays

  • Joined Jul 2010
Re: Big step! my first pedigree sheep :)
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 10:37:25 am »
How exciting - I do like the Blue Du Maines.    I am also considering going down the purebred route with the Hampshire Downs and plan on selling some of my commercial types with their HD x lambs next Spring and then the rest the following year  :fc: .

good plan, mine exactly though some of my comms I am keeping back are my husbands favorites so some will have to stay for ever  ::)

ZaktheLad

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Thornbury, Nr Bristol
Re: Big step! my first pedigree sheep :)
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 11:24:09 am »
 I have a couple of commercials that won't be going anywhere either - including Molly my 17 year old Suffolk and my other pure bred Suffolk Lucy and her daughter who will have a forever home with me :innocent:.

roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Big step! my first pedigree sheep :)
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 07:52:54 pm »
Congrats! Always loved the look of the BdMs! And as you have Beltex you can produce milleniums too! Well done you and congrats again!

Blinkers

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
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Re: Big step! my first pedigree sheep :)
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 09:54:34 pm »
Nice sheep - good choice.
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