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Hillview Farm

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Surrey
  • Proud owner of sheep and Llamas!
Shetland tails!
« on: February 09, 2014, 09:00:19 pm »
Sorry about this question, I am sure some of you are going to roll your eyes at this question.

Do you dock Shetlands tails or left all natural? Mine have wooly trousers on and I can't actually see the length!

Thanks all!

Ladygrey

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Basingstoke
Re: Shetland tails!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 09:13:04 pm »
Shetlands are born with short tails :)  :thumbsup: so no need to ring

They arent extremely short but much shorter than other breeds :)

Photo below is of a group of my shearlings, you can just about make out tails!




lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Shetland tails!
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 11:59:53 pm »
This is correctly Shetland tails are naturally the perfect length and shape to protect the bits that need protection but not so woolly that they attract blowflies. No need to do anything to them at all.

Fowlman

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Wiltshire
Re: Shetland tails!
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 12:13:51 am »
Nice looking shetlands Ladygrey  :thumbsup:
Tucked away on the downs in wiltshire.

Bramley belle

  • Joined Feb 2014
Re: Shetland tails!
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 08:45:26 pm »
We have Shetlands no need to dock they have a sort skinny fluke tail which is very neat and doesn't get mucky.

 

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