Friday, August 5, 2011

Dorper Sheep

At the Texas County Fair in Houston, MO we got to see the Dorper sheep for the first time. Our neighbor is thinking about breeding these sheep on his farm. I had never heard of this kind of sheep before. You do not have to shear them, they are a hair sheep. This is great as finding shearers is very hard these days. These sheep were very docile and stocky, sold for meat. The breeder was showing ewes and a ram pure blood Dorper. His daughter won 1st prize showing her sheep without a halter or lead rope. After seeing these sheep I think my neighbor is on to something fun and exciting to raise. We also enjoyed seeing the young children learning how to show their livestock.

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