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Sheep Seen in Scotland....

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Sheep' started by purplequeenvt, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Jan 22, 2017
    purplequeenvt

    purplequeenvt True BYH Addict

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    I visited a friend who is going to vet school in Scotland last June. I had a great time, saw lots of castles, and even ate some Haggis (and liked it too!). The Royal Highland Show started a couple days before I had to leave so of course we had to go. There were lots of animals, but I think there were more sheep than anything else.

    I may have posted some of these pictures in my journal, but I can't remember for sure so I will post them here where they should be easier to find. Sorry if the pictures are huge, I never put them on Flickr so I'm copying them from my FB instead.

    Beltex
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    Bleu du Maine
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    Border Leicester (this is one of the breeds I raise and they look completely different, it was actually one of the few breeds where I prefer the looks of the US version over the UK sheep)
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    Charollais
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    Cheviot (not a big difference US/UK)
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    Hampshire Down
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    Jacob Sheep
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    Lleyn (a Welsh breed, I believe)
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    Some Mules
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    Hebridean
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  2. Jan 22, 2017
    purplequeenvt

    purplequeenvt True BYH Addict

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    Apparently you can't have more than 20 images in one post so here' s the other half.....

    North Country Cheviot
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    British Rouge
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    Scottish Blackface
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    Suffolk - so short and stocky!
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    Swaledale
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    Texel
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    Zwartable
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    Shetland (same as the ones in the US, no surprise)
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    Valais Blacknose
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    Blueface Leicester
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    North Ronaldsay
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    Wensleydale
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  3. Jan 22, 2017
    norseofcourse

    norseofcourse Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    What a variety, thanks for the pics! What an opportunity to go there!
     
  4. Jan 22, 2017
    Bruce

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    Baymule

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    I love the Valais Blacknose and Swaledale! I have never heard of those. What a fantastic opportunity for you to go see the show and all the different breeds. Thanks for taking the pictures and posting them for us.
     
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    Bruce

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    I showed the Valais to DW and DD1. Told them it was the Cousin Itt sheep ;)
     
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    Excellent pics!!! Thank you so much for posting them here....who knew there were so many varieties there!