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Post by Hen-Gen » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:41 pm

Just been watching the Lanark Ram Sales live on line. Not one of the Rousillon rams reached its reserve. “Don’t know what they are/ my father never had one/ don’t want any of that French rubbish.
Can’t open my eyes and see the obvious superior quality of them”.
Farmers huh?
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Post by Marigold » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:40 pm

Did you get a bargain?
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Post by bigyetiman » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:33 pm

Fine looking animals, although when I looked them up, I was asked if I wanted to know about measures against a French terror attack. This breed obviously has hidden qualities.
Did you buy anything at the sale, do tell ?
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Post by Hen-Gen » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:48 pm

No I didn’t buy anything. But my mate is planning to send a load down because the prices are so much better than here.
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This was advertised here in Shetland this week on our local site. Was snapped up while I thought about it. You snooze, you lose!
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Post by LadyA » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:50 am

I don't know a lot about sheep, Hen Gen, but that is one seriously good looking animal! I love the really dense look of his coat! And I love seeing black sheep! I've never seen any around here, although I've seen an occasional black lamb.
Lead me not into temptation. I can find the way myself!
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Post by bigyetiman » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:42 pm

Wow, that is a seriously impressive beast Hen-Gen
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Post by Hen-Gen » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:04 pm

The huge increase in interest in spinning and weaving and the use of natural colours has now given coloured sheep a newfound popularity. All shades of cream, brown grey and black can now be seen.
My interest though has nothing to do with the selling of wool. I just love keeping and improving black sheep. The breed pictured above is a North Country Cheviot which hail from Caithness. They very rarely come in black which is why this one sold so swiftly.
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