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catchall for sales season etc (in progress)

British Soay ewe lambs for sale

British Soay ewe lambs for sale

Since we announced our half price sale a couple of weeks ago, several people have asked to see pictures of the heritage sheep we have on offer. Here is a sample of the 2015 ewe lambs available for purchase now at half price, or $250 each. We welcome your inquiries! Next up: pictures of our […]

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HALF PRICE SALE ON SOAY SHEEP

HALF PRICE SALE ON SOAY SHEEP

With the number “70” getting perilously close for Priscilla, we have concluded we can no longer maintain a flock of the size we are accustomed to and that we love. We realize we need to cut back our flock of 140 heritage British Soay sheep, perhaps by as much as half, and we hope you […]

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Never underestimate your Soay runts

Never underestimate your Soay runts

Every few years we end up with an unexplained runt in our flock, not the one who is slowed down by a touch of coccidia or the littler twin who has trouble competing for its mother’s milk supply, but an unusually small animal who for some unknown reason simply falls behind. We had one of […]

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Real-life Soay lambing stories: jugging sure beats bottle feeding bummer lambs

Real-life Soay lambing stories: jugging sure beats bottle feeding bummer lambs

Apart from lambing itself, the best part of raising Soay sheep is communicating about them with other breeders, folks interested in starting a flock, researchers looking for various kinds of data, the anonymous readers of our website and this blog, and especially anyone with questions about lambing issues. Most of the time the questions come […]

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Tiny Tim Leaves His Adoptive Soay Home for Greener Pastures

Tiny Tim Leaves His Adoptive Soay Home for Greener Pastures

When Tiny Tim arrived on April 17, 2013, weighing in at just one pound 13 ounces, we despaired that he would survive, much less catch up to his greedy twin sister. Loyal readers know we were lucky to be able to place him with an adoptive mother at the ripe old age of one day, […]

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Tired of shearing your sheep?  Get Soay!

Tired of shearing your sheep? Get Soay!

Now that the summer temperatures are approaching the 100 degree mark, the thought of having to shear our sheep and wrestle with all that hot wool gives me the willies – yuk! Thankfully, the lore about Soay shedding their own fleece is true; with one notable exception, Soay sheep really do cast off their fleece […]

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