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PipKelpy

  • Joined Mar 2019
  • North Shropshire
  • Dreamer with docile cattle and sheep!
Black Welshmountain
« on: June 06, 2022, 07:59:44 pm »
I always liked my Shetland sheep but would like to try something different.

Black Welsh mountain (have never had) or Torwen (had 2 back around 1996 for a couple of years).

Though I understand these are smaller breeds (so were Shetlands) are they capable of putting to a bigger tup, Dorset Down or Wiltshire Horn? I am increasing the flock and we have room for another 5. But I want them to be sheep I want!

Halter train the cattle to keep them quiet but watch your back when they come a'bulling! Give them all names even those you plan to eat. Always be calm. Most importantly, invest in wellies with steel toe caps and be prepared for the clever cow who knows where the toe caps end!!

Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Black Welshmountain
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2022, 07:50:02 am »
I would love a Black Welsh Mountain ram to cover both our Soay and Wiltshire Horn ewes  (a nice size in between the two) but they are rare as hens teeth round here.  My husband is keen on Norfolk Horns but despite actually living in Norfolk we can't find any of those available either. Very frustrating!

Good luck with your search!

roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Black Welshmountain
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2022, 05:05:47 pm »
Big black welsh fan, had them for many many years before leaving the UK. They tame down easily and are very easy to lamb and look after generally. Have seen quite a few shetland x BWM and the cross is a hardy sheep that is pleasing to look at too! Get them from a well-handled flock and you should not have any issues! I had a good stock fence on the boundary and then internal divisions were just 3 strands of electric fence... never had one escape!

 

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