Riddlesden Jacobs

A site about a West Yorkshire flock of Jacob Sheep

Who’s the Daddy?

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Well hopefully Brough is. Brough is our new tup. We bought him from a lovely bloke who farms sheep commercially in North Yorkshire and today we picked him up. Here he is with Kath walkingIMG_5209IMG_5207 him into the field and then heading for the girls. He’s a lovely little 2 horn sheep born in February 2014. He is also registered with the Jacob Sheep Society and we can trace his family tree quite a long way back. It was pretty stressful being responsible for picking out a tup. We drove up to see him last weekend and he seemed lovely. He has lovely fine wool and is stocky and solid. Kath checked his teeth and feet and of course the business end.  His previous owner also assured us that he was ready to work!

 IMG_5218So here he is – there will be better pictures in time but it gives you an idea. He ran straight in to see his 8 girls and they all thought it he was quite interesting. They crowded round him and had a good look and a sniff and then ran off. So Brough was left on his own  just looking at the ewes.

To make sure he was ok and get a better look at all of them we called them all over with some food and they all came running, including Brough who trotted on behind. He had a bit of

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food and then got down to business. So within 5 minutes of being in the field he had found one ewe willing to accept his advances. The others weren’t interested and kept running off but somehow I don’t think he’s the giving up type!      (JG)

Author: Jess Guth

Dr Jess Guth is a Senior Lecturer in Law. She blogs at jessguth.com She also doesn't really run - reallynotarunner.com

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