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Dorset Sheep

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)

Gender: Both

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

4/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

5/5

Meat production

N/A

Milk production

N/A

Fleece quality

4/5

Commercial value

4/5

Sheep of Friends

By

Alberta, Canada

Posted Aug 13, 2012

Personally, we do not have any sheep. I have done chores various times for friends who raise them as part of their farming income, and have come to the conclusion I will never own them (at least that is my current opinion). They are stubborn and do not know how to back up. I have had several instances where I have had to get a sheep unstuck from a fence and it is not an easy thing to do. As I was trying to pull back, one in particular was trying to put its head through another part of the fence it was already stuck in.

The lambs are very cute and I have had the pleasure of bottle feeding a couple of them. I would have to say the lambs are my favorite part. The rams on the other hand do not like to be pushed away (even when they are doing something they aren't supposed to be).

The wool quality is very good from what I understand, but I do not care for the lanolin. They are a good source of income as the wool is harvested annually and the lambs are sold, so there is great commercial potential.

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