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Icelandic Sheep in Texas - Newbie

Marie Lane
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I just brought home a momma daughter pair of Icelandics - they are beautiful! In all of their grass burr filled wooliness, they are gorgeous animals. My 2 LGD's who haven't been around livestock (other than chickens) for some time, were a bit surprised when they came flying off the tailgate of my truck, but all are calm and getting acquainted now. I've penned the girls up in with the chickens (Premier 1 poultry netting) so they don't get too much green grass at first - they came from a mostly dry hay/grain diet at their foster home. Sadly, their ram fell prey (which is why they were offered up for adoption) yet they are believed to be expecting from another ram (Tunis).

I'm a total newbie to sheep - bought them primarily for educational purposes for children visitors and my amusement. LOL

Read they are not grain eaters, but love forage and grass - my kind of critter!

I'll figure out how to upload pics - but any info/tips are greatly appreciated.
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At their new home - Smoke being shy.
Bring me the box labeled "thinking cap" ... and then read this tiny ad:
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