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Our Sheep

Black Welsh Mountain are an easy to manage small breed with a natural resistance to disease. They will graze well on rough grazing but are also happy on the lowlands or a smallholding. They are prolific and undemanding, hardy and self-reliant.
They produce premium quality, lean meat with an excellent meat to bone ratio and a full flavour. The key attributes of the breed are: Prolificacy, Excellent maternal characteristics, Fast growth, Easy keeping nature, Quality meat, Resistance to fly attack, Resistance to foot infections and unsoundness. Taken together, these attributes make the Breed ideal for both the smallholder and the commercial producer. The wool is black, short, thick and firm to handle and it does not require dyeing. When cured, the rich, deep-pile black fleeced skins are in demand as floor rugs and chair backs. It is most suitable for making-up into cloth which is durable, light and warm. The breed produces premium quality meat. The grain is close and the bone is light with a very favourable meat to bone ratio. The small joints, so popular today, are full of succulent, lean meat and with a minimum of wasteful fat. The meat is rich in colour and full of flavour. 

Our Goats

The Pygmy Goat is a hardy, good-natured animal; a gentle and responsive pet. Pygmy goats are not a dairy breed and most owners do not milk their female goats. A pygmy goat is a small breed of domestic goat. Pygmy goats tend to be used as meat goats primarily, though also work well as milk producers unlike standard meat goats. They are also sometimes kept as pets in urban or suburban backyards, depending on local regulation of livestock ownership. The pygmy goat is quite hardy, an asset in a wide variety of settings, and can adapt to virtually all climates. The anatomy of a pygmy goat h as features similar to other animals, such as the dew claw which is also found on dogs.Pygmy Goats need the company of their own kind and should not be kept alone. Pygmy goats are adaptable to most climates. Their primary diet consists of greens and grains. They enjoy having items to jump on and may be able to leap onto small vehicles.

Our Pigs

The Kunekune pig, originally kept by Maoris in New Zealand, are friendly hairy pigs born in a variety of colours. They are the smallest domesticated breed of pig in the world, a firm favourite among pet pig owners, due to its placid friendly nature and love of human company. Kunekune are a small pig. Their name is pronounced Cooney Cooney, and means fat and round in Maori. They did not originate in New Zealand, as there are no indigenous land animals there. There are many theories on how they got there, the Maoris may have taken them there, as the pig was very important to the Polynesians, and there are still pigs with tassels in the South Pacific Islands. In New Zealand Kunes came very close to extinction in the 1970’s. They were not used much for meat anymore by the Maoris, and were virtually unknown to the white population. Kunekunes arrived in Britain in 1992. These pigs look like a Walt Disney cartoon version of a pig. They are between twenty four and thirty inches high, and one hundred and twenty to two hundred and forty pounds in weight. They are completely covered in hair which can be anything between short and straight, and long and curly. They come in a range of cream, ginger, brown, black and spotted. They have a medium to short snout, and either prick or flopped ears. They have short legs and a short round body. The most unusual feature of most Kunekune pigs is a pair of tassels, called piri piri, under their chin like a goat. This is not unique to the Kunes but it is unusual. Temperament wise, they are delightful, being placid and very friendly. They thrive on human company.

Our Owls

The Barn Owl is a stunningly beautiful bird with golden/buff coloured upper parts laced with silver grey and white under-parts. It has a distinctive white heart shaped face and when seen in flight the overall impression is of a large white bird. The flight is buoyant and wonderfully graceful, the wings (spanning 85cm) are much bigger than the body. A Barn Owl is fully grown from only ten weeks old, it stands 25cm tall (from head to feet) and is 33-35cm from the top of its head to the tip of its tail. Barn Owls shriek and hiss, they don't hoot (that's the Tawny Owl). Barn Owls hunt mainly from the air (rather than from a perch) and have some amazing adaptations enabling them to find and catch small mammals hidden in deep vegetation in the dark. They  don't generally venture into dense woodland but will forage over any open habitat that supports a population of small mammals. 

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