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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Boreray sheep for sale, North Scotland
« on: May 28, 2015, 12:45:18 pm »
Just received an email from Ruth Dalton at RBST to say that there is a small but genetically important flock of Boreray sheep for sale in the North of Scotland. Because of the rarity of this breed and the genetic importance of this small flock, it is important that it goes to someone who is experienced in keeping Borerays or other primitive sheep breeds and who is committed to maintaining a pure breeding programme.

The flock consists of two tups, one six years old and one five years old, plus two 2014 tup lambs; 1  7yr ewe, 2x 5yr old ewes, 1x3yr old ewe, 1x2yr ewe, 2 ewe lambs born 2014, and a wether, kept as a companion sheep when needed. Lambs due next month.

The current owner would prefer that they go together as a flock and the right home is more important than timing.

If you are interested in these sheep, please contact Ruth at ruth@rbst.org.uk
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Boreray sheep for sale, North Scotland
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 04:41:33 pm »
What a wonderful opportunity for someone to start out, helping the conservation movement, and owning such a rare flock.
I wish we weren't so decrepit or we'd jump at the chance (now we can't even do the jumping bit  ::))
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fiestyredhead331

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • NW Highlands
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Re: Boreray sheep for sale, North Scotland
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2015, 10:58:30 am »
 :( awwww nuts! why do these things always come up when I am skint!
keeper of goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, goldfish and children, just don't ask me which is the most work!

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Boreray sheep for sale, North Scotland
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2015, 03:15:49 pm »
:( awwww nuts! why do these things always come up when I am skint!

Contact Ruth, FRH. Who knows?

fiestyredhead331

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • NW Highlands
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Re: Boreray sheep for sale, North Scotland
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2015, 03:51:49 pm »
just popped an email off to her Rosemary, as you say you never know  :fc:
keeper of goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, goldfish and children, just don't ask me which is the most work!

kelly58

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Highlands, Scotland
  • Home is were my animals are.
Re: Boreray sheep for sale, North Scotland
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 06:55:13 pm »
The beautiful Boreray flock of 19 sheep have now found a home in Fife, with a very experienced breeder.
They are being collected on Sunday, it will be a happy and exciting time for the buyer.
Not so for myself, l am welling up as l am posting this but l have to do whats right for them  :'(
No good this getting old  :-\

fiestyredhead331

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • NW Highlands
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Re: Boreray sheep for sale, North Scotland
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2015, 07:03:23 pm »
 :'( never an easy decision  :hug:
keeper of goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, goldfish and children, just don't ask me which is the most work!

 

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