A site for dairy sheep enthusiasts

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  • #1

    Ken Crawford (Friday, 09 November 2018 16:00)

    I recently acquired a few Friesian milk sheep which are pretty rare in my area, Eastern Washington just north of Spokane). I know nothing of their history except they supposedly came from California and have yellow ear tags with numbers like 4070 on them. If you could help me with identifying what this means I would greatly appreciate it. If you want to call me my number is 509 209 0212. If not an email would be fine. Thanks for your time.
    Ken Crawford

  • #2

    Cream Lamb Soap (Monday, 23 September 2019 13:10)

    I just stumbled onto this site while looking for information on sheep udder conformation. I was happy to see your breed standard! I have 3 mixed breed dairy ewes in milk right now and one has an udder that is much easier to hand milk than the others. I have been wondering if this udder style (which looks similar to a champion milk goat udder) was incorrect for a sheep. I was happy to see that your breed standard specifies more downward pointing, longer than average teats. This particular ewe fits your standard, including her very calm disposition. Her one flaw may be that she is on the small side, but I am keeping her ram lamb and he is more average in size. Hopefully he will pass on his mother's amazing udder! Thank you so much for your standard! I printed it out to put on the wall to refer to when selecting sheep to cull from my little dairy herd in the future.