Riddlesden Jacobs

A site about a West Yorkshire flock of Jacob Sheep

Fortnightly Sheep – Ewe 2

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Ewe 2 is the focus of this post. She is a smallish 2 horn ewe born in early 2013. I’ve always thought she was a little stunner and secretly she’s been my favourite. She is however shy. Well actually she’s skittish, very skittish. The image above shows her over Christmas 2014 when she was not quite a year old and was really quite fluffIMG_5543y with all her wool. Following her first shear, I really struggled to recognise her as all the two horn ewes looked the same for a while! I soon got my eye in again though.

Number 2 has not got any tamer since we had her. She stands back and watches carefully but never comes close. She is the first to run away and  can be a bit of a bugger to catch. She usually knows when we are planning on catching the sheep and just refuses to go into the shed. Once caught though she’s fairly placid.

Comparing the pictures from when we got her to now, she has grown quLamb to ewe 2ite a lot and her horns in particular seem to have changed quite a bit. She was still lamb shape when she came to us but has defintily developed into sheep and is now showing some of the same characteristics our other 2 horn ewes show. Though not as calm as them, she is never agressive and she isn’t difficult to handle. She has also shown a great instinct as a mother. She had twins on Easter Sunday. One of them was Lilly – I blogged about her a little while ago and eventhough Lilly died, she is a good, careful but not overprotective mum to the remaining twin – a funny little thing with very distinct markings, a bit freaky looking if I’m honest

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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