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Starter flocks: what they are and how to choose one that is right for you

Starter flocks: what they are and how to choose one that is right for you

So you’ve decided you want to start a small flock of Soay sheep and you have, or can put together, the infrastructure to support your new flock: pastures or a barnful of hay, secure fencing, water and shelter, and predator control appropriate to your location. But what about the starter flock itself? How many sheep […]

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Distinguishing light phase from dark phase in Soay sheep: an update

Distinguishing light phase from dark phase in Soay sheep: an update

Ah, the yearly dilemma of figuring out whether a Soay lamb is light phase. We Soay breeders never seem to tire of talking and fussing about it, do we? At least I don’t. I have written about it several times right here, and people tell me they find one of those posts particularly useful in […]

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Identifying Soay sheep as “light phase” — a photographic primer

Identifying Soay sheep as “light phase” — a photographic primer

Few issues vex new Soay sheep owners as much as the quandary about whether one of their animals is “tan” or “light phase.”  I recently stumbled across a digital “stack” of photos of our light phase Soay taken over the last several years.  Posting several of them here, with minimal commentary, may help train your […]

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