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This is one for HenGen!

Post by Marigold » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:32 am

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Re: This is one for HenGen!

Post by Hen-Gen » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:58 am

Well I know what I should say. What I should say is that though all animals should receive a high standard of care they should be sold when ready with never a backward glance. I bet the owner is some kind of cuddly bunny, back to nature type. That’s what I should say.
But looking around here virtually every Croft has one or two special animals that can’t be sold. Either it was hand reared, nearly died, was born on my wife’s birthday etc. I’ve heard them all. Personally my black ram, Tyson, has a special place and it’s not in my slow cooker! He too was one of triplets. His smaller sister went to a neighbour to be grafted on to a ewe that had lost its lamb when she was four hours old. His equal sized sister went at 110 days as a breeding animal. That left him who stood out with his arrogant strut and proud head carriage. He grew to have a good conformation so that sealed it. Though he is going to a neighbour down the road next Spring to be a stud ram I’ll see him regularly.
About 10% of rams are gay so obviously there’s a bucketful of jokes. Hopefully he’ll be straight.
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Re: This is one for HenGen!

Post by dianefairhall » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:30 am

Interesting. If the tups are gay can they not get on with the day job for a month or so? They have a lovely long time together from November to September.
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Post by bigyetiman » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:09 am

A friend of ours got attached to a lamb who had had a shaky start to life, and as it grew and trotted around the farmyard decided no way was it going to the abattoir, and then ran it over in the tractor.
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