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Hellybee

  • Joined Feb 2010
    • www.blaengwawrponies.co.uk
Re: breeding time
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2014, 09:31:07 am »
Put em on a bit of a hill, he won't need a step then  :innocent:   :roflanim:

Jamie12

  • Joined Nov 2013
Re: breeding time
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2014, 12:41:00 pm »
Should I be worried my shearling has only tipped 3 out of 30 ewe lambs? Obviously they won't all be cycling yet, just panicking haha

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: breeding time
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2014, 12:53:16 pm »
Ewe lambs can be very slow to cycle depends on breed  / age / weight ,   if you do it again then a teaser is good for ewe lambs to tighten up

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: breeding time
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2014, 12:57:43 pm »
Mine aren't shy - yesterday he caught 2 at the hay rack while they were eating :o

Jamie12

  • Joined Nov 2013
Re: breeding time
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2014, 01:00:22 pm »
Won't be using ewe lambs next year hopefully!. He is trying bless him ;D

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: breeding time
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2014, 04:10:00 pm »
Mine aren't shy - yesterday he caught 2 at the hay rack while they were eating :o .

I think that's what sheep call foreplay  ;D

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: breeding time
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2014, 09:39:04 pm »
So what's this then Rosemary!?   :o :o :o





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waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: breeding time
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2014, 10:45:08 pm »
I kept a breeding pair of zwartbles once, nowadays I just keep pedigree lleyns, they still remain one of my favourite breeds of sheep though.
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: breeding time
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2014, 07:05:52 am »
Not what you think, Womble ;)   Or have you already named that ewe Linda Lovelace?  :roflanim: 

Rather like teenage boys, inexperienced tups, especially tup lambs, are initially not too fussy about the where or the when... ;)  Don't worry, he'll get the hang of it. :D
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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: breeding time
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2014, 09:51:10 am »
I think she may have been trying to barge her way in at the trough, rather than any sexual hanky panky. It did make me laugh though.

Mr Zwartble definitely knows what he's doing - it's wee Calvin the Shetland tup lamb I have my doubts about (sorry Bloomer!).
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bloomer

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: breeding time
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2014, 09:55:11 am »
poor calvin...


Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: breeding time
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2014, 10:13:02 am »
I thought the same about using a small tup on two of my big girls, but was told "where there's a willy, there's a way"  :roflanim:
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