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sheep rooing -- what other breeds can do this

 
Tokunbo Popoola
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I love the idea of rooing but sheltlands are not a good idea in sacramento and feel irresponsible ie- watering issues, breed not accustom to area, so forth. I know people grow these everywhere and breed them everywhere but I had my heart set on something that was "feral or desert" and grown in California or desert. ie navajo churro sheep. i get hair, milk and somethings that has a whole lot of stay alive in it. but i would love to be able to roo the sheep. taking the wool without shearing would mean anyone could harvest.
 
Miles Flansburg
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Tokunbo, I had to look that term up. I had no idea. Thanks for introducing me to something new!

http://www.shetlandsheepinfo.com/HUSBANDRY/rooing.htm
 
Tokunbo Popoola
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Tokunbo, I had to look that term up. I had no idea. Thanks for introducing me to something new!

http://www.shetlandsheepinfo.com/HUSBANDRY/rooing.htm


i think bison might be able to roo, and a few other types of animals but this can really open it up to someone.. rooing seems to not hurt them if done at the "right time" you do loose some.. waiting but paying a guy to hog tie.. your animal .. to sheer it might not be needed ... I saw a guy was rooing a bison.. once i knew what it was and you could do that i became super interested . i mean.. i think it would really help homesteaders to be able to sell wool more easily in small flock. but i dont believe in really getting an animal not setup to work in your area ... dunno. i just want people to think about it.. and if there breed could do it to list it. shettlands cant be the only one... Try it out . i read breeds that haven't be super develop do this.
 
drew grim
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wow this is really cool. is this every sheep breed or only shetlands?
 
Thea Olsen
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Soay sheep shed their wool naturally. I hope to have some someday.
 
andrew curr
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Tokunbo, I had to look that term up. I had no idea. Thanks for introducing me to something new!

http://www.shetlandsheepinfo.com/HUSBANDRY/rooing.htm

what is the fibre diameter of those shetland sheep miles?
 
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