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tell me about small primitive sheep like ouessant and soay  RSS feed

 
Meryt Helmer
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I went to a little workshop yesterday to learn about ouessant sheep. there are no 100% ouessant in the united states so they where only par but they where very sweet little sheep. I am thinking in several years I want to get some sort of small more primitive breed of sheep especially ones that are more interested in browsing than more domesticated sheep. I want wool and will probably end up getting wethers when the time comes to get sheep. my understanding is that ouessant have nicer wool but I have never seen soay wool so I really can't compare at all. so if anyone wants to tell me anything about sheep I am all ears or eyes since I will be reading

also if anyone wants to recommend books I would love that.
 
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I have Black Welsh Mountain sheep which are small and there's some talk about if they are primitive or not. They look a lot like Soay. They are good foragers. Forager is a euphemism for "escape artist." You might want to look at my Sheep AWOL thread to see how they lived 18 days in the woods with no food from me.
 
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