Our Sheep are a variety of breeds...English Leicester, Coloured English Leicester/Corriedale, Romney/Merino, Polwarth/Merino and Spotty Sheep.
They all have names there's Pebbles and Bam Bam, Fred and Brutus, Winnie and Daisy, Sisco, Larry and Speckles just to name a few. We quite often end up raising a rejected first timers baby.
I spin the fleeces every year....and sell my knitted garments to order or on Ebay.
Nov 7th 2010.....early hours this Sunday morning 2 strange dogs came onto our property and without waking any of us mauled 4 of our sheep, killing one and maiming 3 which we had to put down.
This has led us to consider getting a Livestock Guard Dog in 2011 possibly an Anatolian. Update....Meet Gustave
A lot of research is needed before bringing one home but it is a case of never wanting to wake up to the carnege again.
We lost an original, Bam Bam, Buddy our hand raised lamb from last year, Cocoa and Denny a colored Ram lamb.