Smallholders Insurance from Greenlands

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  • Joined Jul 2012
« on: July 14, 2012, 04:56:23 pm »
Hello from a newcomer in Sussex.

I have a Field and derelict barn and barnyard for use next to my house so have decided to expand my activities.

I have a few chickens free ranging, yet am after a small, three, flock of sheep.

I need them to be the smallest variety possible, to breed for meat and fun. I do like the look of the south downs, yet are there any smaller ?

Look forward to participating here.


in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Intro
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 06:23:38 pm »
Hello and welcome from a soggy Powys  :wave:

We keep a little flock of Soay sheep. A small primitive breed. Have a look at the Soay Society website for information. They are slow to mature and tiny so not a good commercial sheep but they are fun to keep and should be ready for the butcher from 16 months of age (or so I am told ...... not got that far yet).

We also keep too many chickens and quail.  ;D

Good luck with your venture.


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Intro
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 07:42:59 pm »
Hello and welcome from Carnoustie  :wave:


  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Spalding
    • Six Oaks
    • Facebook
Re: Intro
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 05:30:17 pm »
Hello and welcome from a sunny Midlothian!

Hope you find the right sheep for you  :sheep:

9 sheep, 24 chickens, 3 cats, a toddler and a baby on the way


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Intro
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 04:03:58 am »
Hello and welcome from north Cumbria  :wave:

I think Soays would be our smallest native breed.  Pretty little, elegant sheep.  (I am biased, I keep Castlemilk Moorits, which look similar to Soays - same markings - but are a little bit bigger.) 

Going overseas, Ouissants are very very small - someone will be along to sing their praises soon, no doubt  ;) :D

Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

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

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Intro
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 10:12:05 pm »
 :wave:  Hi and welcome from soggy Shropshire.


  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: Intro
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 10:24:36 pm »
Hi from Wet and Windy Worcestershire.   :wave:
I had a flock of Black Welsh Mountain for many years, and found them very easy and trouble free, plus delicious  :innocent:
To follow my travel journal see

For lots of info about Marans and how to breed and look after them see


  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Intro
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 08:33:08 pm »
Hello and welcome from Durham  :wave:


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