Monday, February 8, 2010
A sheep called Brownie
Another image for the thesis project! This is Brownie and she is a Coopworth ewe producing a beautiful brown fleece. Here's a little about the breed from the Hatchtown Farm website:
The Coopworth is a medium size, dual purpose, longwool breed with an alert but quiet disposition. They were developed in the 1950s and 1960s by crossing Border Leicester rams and Romney ewes. Only the best of the resulting progeny were interbred over many years. The goal was to create a highly prolific and easily managed sheep that would excel in the production of both meat and wool for commercial use. It is hardy and adaptable to many farm models.