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PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
    • Notes from a Suffolk Smallholding
Wiltshire Horn self-shedding advice
« on: May 31, 2015, 10:16:02 pm »
I have two ewes (my first sheep) who both lambed this year. They are beginning to lose wool in tufts. Do I leave the process to continue on its own or do I help it along in any way? How long will it take roughly?

A secondary query is that the lambs were the result if a cross with a Jacob ram. Will they inherit the self shedding quality or is it a case of wait and see?

Thanks

Porterlauren

  • Joined Apr 2014
Re: Wiltshire Horn self-shedding advice
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2015, 10:32:14 pm »
They should shed out on their own.

The offspring may be partial shedders, another x and they should shed.

Tim W

  • Joined Aug 2013
Re: Wiltshire Horn self-shedding advice
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2015, 07:08:51 am »
Shedding time will depend on health & stress

In general barren animals shed first followed by ewes with singles and then twins etc

I've only known 1 mob of Jacob x wilts and the lambs shed up the neck, belly and around the tail
2nd cross should give a complete shedder but there is much variation between animals

PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
    • Notes from a Suffolk Smallholding
Re: Wiltshire Horn self-shedding advice
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2015, 11:43:09 am »
Thanks

JedM

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • East Anglia
Re: Wiltshire Horn self-shedding advice
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 04:18:04 pm »
I've noticed that these wiltshires were your first sheep PK.  Do you think these are good starter sheep as I have the choice between Wiltshire horns or suffolks.  I will be breeding them next year with a Hampshire down ram and fattening the lambs.  Do wiltshires have much meat? 

 

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