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  • Joined Jun 2015
  • Somerset levels
Ryelands shearling ewes perfect starter sheep?
« on: June 28, 2015, 07:30:34 am »
We brought 4 ryeland ewes as we had read they were perfect small holder sheep and a ram.. We also brought some Shetlands. I have totally fallen for the Shetlands. I am thinking practically the Ryelands are bigger so will keep 2 but would like to seel 2. They are fully registered and we only want what we paid which is £150 each. ????
Rare breed sheep, ducks, geese and turkeys.
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  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Ryelands shearling ewes perfect starter sheep?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2015, 09:48:41 am »
How long have you owned them?  All breeds have their pluses and minuses.  We have mostly Southdowns (very docile and never escaped) and 20 Badger Face Welsh Mountain (great characters but like to eat the hedge and generally behave like goats).  The Southdowns' meat is far better, they are more prolific and they eat much less than the BF's but we like 'em both and I can't see us ever selling off one lot over the other.


  • Joined Feb 2015
  • Anglezarke, Lancashire
Re: Ryelands shearling ewes perfect starter sheep?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 03:48:16 pm »
Im not sure whether Im missing something here Corajoan.
Are you trying to sell them on TAS?
If so try the Marketplace
Is it time to retire yet?


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