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Community => Introduce yourself => Topic started by: Littlegreen on July 14, 2012, 04:56:23 pm

Title: Intro
Post by: Littlegreen 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.

LG
Title: Re: Intro
Post by: in the hills 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.
Title: Re: Intro
Post by: Rosemary on July 14, 2012, 07:42:59 pm
Hello and welcome from Carnoustie  :wave:
Title: Re: Intro
Post by: Dans on July 15, 2012, 05:30:17 pm
Hello and welcome from a sunny Midlothian!

Hope you find the right sheep for you  :sheep:

Dans
Title: Re: Intro
Post by: SallyintNorth 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

Title: Re: Intro
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on July 16, 2012, 10:12:05 pm
 :wave:  Hi and welcome from soggy Shropshire.
Title: Re: Intro
Post by: darkbrowneggs 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:
 
 
Title: Re: Intro
Post by: Mammyshaz on July 26, 2012, 08:33:08 pm
Hello and welcome from Durham  :wave: