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kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
    • Spered Breizh Ouessants
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Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2015, 02:46:44 pm »
If you tried to roo her sister you may find that although it doesn't self shed the fleece will lift with a little gentle persuasion.  Love the feather boa!
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2015, 05:58:01 pm »
Great pics, both  :thumbsup:  Total fashion martyrs... I particularly love Alvin's puff sleeves  ;D
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2015, 07:02:05 pm »
In my limited experience, some castlemilks will roo some years.  I think I may be able to do a Manx or two this year too ;)
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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

fiestyredhead331

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • NW Highlands
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Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2015, 11:25:30 am »
 :excited:
going to give this a go!! My Boerary Tup and wether are looking like they have started moulting. Will see if I can get them in my milking stand with some feed and roo away  :fc:
keeper of goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, goldfish and children, just don't ask me which is the most work!

Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2015, 12:16:39 pm »
PLUCKING SHEEP!  :rant:

fiestyredhead331

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • NW Highlands
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Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2015, 02:16:40 pm »
well I gave it a go  :thumbsup:

was actually ok, fleece came off without any hard pulling, just gently teasing holding the skin taught. The only bit where it wasn't keen to come off was from the leg down to the hock so he has fluffy socks  :innocent:

he did look a bit funny afterwards but he seems happy enough
keeper of goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, goldfish and children, just don't ask me which is the most work!

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2015, 03:26:26 pm »
.....a lovely gorse assisted set of pantaloons

That's funny. Our Shetland tup is sporting GOOSE assisted pantaloons at the moment. He spends hours each day up against the fence so the geese can attack him through it. "Go on, peck me again. That's great! Lower, higher, ooooh yeah!"   ;D

BTW, we roo'd our Manx Loaghtans last year very successfully. Once we'd caught them, the rest was really easy, and dare I say it, very therapeutic!  :)
« Last Edit: May 21, 2015, 03:35:36 pm by Womble »
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kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
    • Spered Breizh Ouessants
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Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2015, 06:27:53 pm »
The Ouessants here have started , roo'ed this little girl today.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2015, 06:32:22 pm by kanisha »
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fiestyredhead331

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • NW Highlands
    • Facebook
Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2015, 07:29:48 pm »
nice job  :thumbsup:

 my boy looks like a black bunny rabbit as I couldnt get too much of his tail so its still a bit bushy
keeper of goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, goldfish and children, just don't ask me which is the most work!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2015, 10:11:48 pm »
Don't they look lovely when they've been roo'ed   :hugsheep:  Still all woolly, without the horrible bare stripes the shearer leaves.
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2015, 09:12:07 am »
Can one of you come and roo 130 for me next Saturday?  :eyelashes:

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2015, 03:02:58 pm »
Can one of you come and roo 130 for me next Saturday?  :eyelashes:

Certainly Me - at 50 an hour, 6 hours per sheep, that's ...um...er...well.... you can't afford me  :roflanim:
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

fiestyredhead331

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • NW Highlands
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Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2015, 06:53:55 pm »
I work for beer  :innocent:
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kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
    • Spered Breizh Ouessants
    • Facebook
Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2015, 03:12:15 pm »
anyone get a problem with skin flakes in their fleece?
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Plucking sheep??
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2015, 04:38:39 pm »
Yes, but it's worse in shorn fleeces than roo'ed, as the rooing process seems to flick some out.  It's really annoying when spinning.  Do you also get it Kanisha?  It must be more noticeable in dark fleeces than white.
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

 

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