Ryeland

 

Ryeland sheep are a native breed. They are small in size and ideal for small holders. Ryelands come in white and coloured - a variety of shades of brown. We acquired a coloured ram, and 4 ewes in October 2017. Our love for the breed has continued, as we find them very easy sheep that make goodmothers, lamb easily, and seem to do well on not much at all!

 

2019

Our Ryeland ewes produced 5 lambs; 2 ram and 3 ewes in March. Whether it was the milder winter or abnormally warm early spring, but this year's lambs are an exciting crop that have done extremely well. The ewes have equally done well and are in excellent condition for still rearing lambs. 

 

We have now joined the Ryeland Flock Book Society, and will be breeding registered lambs from 2020 under the name 'Wandsfell', the same name we have used for our dogs for the last 26 years. To start our registered flock we have purchased Rosmac Ziggy, and a shearling ewe from Rosemary Durrant. Both are very well-bred being a daughter and grandson of the Royal Welsh champion lamb 2013 ' Dolwen Twighlight'

Rosmac Ziggy at 5 months. And below with our new shearling Rosmac ewe

 

 

Some of our 2019 lambs

 

2018 Lambs