In the third and fourth pics down is MR - the Mad Rooter ram who has been an excellent fecund fellow. He was put across a purebred dorper and two half dorpers all had twins. He is a big bugger - unsure of the breed but pretty well put together. And in the fourth photo you can see him with the head of the harem - ( full blood dorper) and his two progeny which are 6 months old. In fact we bowled over one last night and the meat looks fantastic as you can see.
We need to get rid of MR because we have bought a Wiltshire ram, the one in picture 2.
Wiltshires are a Jenny Craig nightmare - they look at food and they turn it into meat and they dont grow wool. So they are roasts on legs and easy to look after.
My uncle had one of the best flocks in the country down in Alexandra, but he got a bit crook so he sold them all bar a wee few. Luckily the old man bid and got a couple of the prize rams - one for me and one for a mate. so we aim to cross them with the Dorpers who are also wool shedders known for their meat.
However we are very angry with Trademe. They are now asking for a $29 success fee and $10 to list one bloody sheep. As MR is just a big mad rooting mongrel who will probably fetch $60 bucks tops and not some bloody upmarket wiltshire, like the one with the orange mark on his butt thats worth hundreds of dollars, it looks like price gouging.
We asked them what the story was and this is what they said: