• Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

tell me about small primitive sheep like ouessant and soay

 
Meryt Helmer
Posts: 395
Location: west marin, bay area california. sandy loam, well drained, acidic soil and lots of shade
15
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
Cj Sloane
pollinator
Posts: 3646
Location: Vermont, off grid for 22 years!
78
bee chicken fungi solar trees
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
Fire me boy! Cool, soothing, shameless self promotion:
Got Permaculture games? Yes! 66 cards, infinite possibilities::
www.FoodForestCardGame
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic