Kenny, this year;s March lamb
Cotswold sheep are an old English breed, primarily raised for meat as they have a thick build, but their wool is lustrous and long with loose curls. The wool is sometimes termed the poor man's mohair, because it is similar to mohair in its appearance and strength. The wool is spun as silk to give strength to short fibered fleece or to add durability to the elbows and heels of knitted garments and socks. The Cotswolds are relatively docile and friendly sheep and can be raised on grass only. Winter weather penetrates their fleece though and they do require a very adequate shelter to stay warm, and in rainy weather, the fleece does not protect them much at all since it parts down the back allowing the skin to get wet. Cotswolds are primarily white, but there is a gene for colour and if both the ram and ewe carry it, the lambs will be coloured. The Fat Ewe Farm has two Cotswold ewes, one positive DNA tested for colour and a ram lamb for sale. What a great start to a small hold farm to begin with a rare and old breed of sheep that are all purpose! Two ewe lambs, one ewe and the ram will remain on the farm. One of the ewe lambs is a little brown girl with two white specks that look like tears. She is very quiet and sweet. We are proud to have the Cotswolds as part of the the Fat Ewe Flock.
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