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/ Pohatu's rare breeds sheep
Pohatu's rare breeds sheep
Valais Blacknose sheep
The Valais Blacknose,
: Walliser Schwarznasenschaf, is a
originating in the
region of Switzerland.
It is a dual-purpose breed, raised both for meat and for wool, but mainly wool production which is good for felting and carpets.
Placid nature, easily trained make them perfect pets.
They're known as the World's cutest sheep.
The Arapawa Sheep is a
found primarily on
, where they have probably been isolated since they were introduced in 1867.
Although there are many theories of how the sheep arrived, it is generally accepted that they are descendants of
strains from Australia
The ram can grow horns that have reached over a meters on both sides
Romney marsh Sheep
The Romney, which had originated on Romney Marsh in the English county of Kent, was introduced to New Zealand in 1853 and was the predominant sheep breed being farmed.
Good constitution—adapting well to varying terrains and climates.
Good fertility (120–200%).
Good producer of both meat and strong wool but not high yield or fast growth re-meat.
Good mothering and survivability
English Leicester sheep
The English Leicester, from UK is a pioneer breed suited to rough grazing country and was amongst the earliest sheep imported to NZ.
Dual purpose, very good for crossing with Merino to give increased wool, has a good constitution and more meat.
They are also crossed with Merino to produce half breeds and were used to establish the Corridale sheep breed which is still a popular breed in new Zealand.
Alert, large body frame, quiet temperament and high lambing average.
The Perendale isn't a rare breed of sheep but rather
in New Zealand and is commercially farmed on steep hill country such as Pohatu Bay.
been developed in
for use in steep hill stations.
The breed is named after Sir
, and it achieves its aims by being the offspring of
rams with sturdy legs.
It is raised primarily for
but is a perfect dual purpose sheep for meat and wool.
Every Year we end up with orphan lambs that need to be raised on the bottle. For children especially this is often the highlight of the tour to experience holding the bottle to feed the lambs.