Last week we had all the sheep daddies shorn. We have two different types of sheep Dads.
Merino Dads, they go with all the good ewes on the farm to breed wool.
Most of the Merino Dads have horns, they are very hard. Sometimes the Dads fight amongst themselves, their heads make loud noises when they hit each other. I have no idea why they do that, it might be just because they are boys!
We also have White Suffolk or Poll Dorset Dads.
These ones go with the bad ewes to breed meat. They are very big and very strong which makes them very hard to handle. The shearers give them a needle with some medicine before they are shorn to make them quieter. It makes it much easier for the shearers.
The weather is very cold outside, so we will keep the rams close. If it turns too cold we will put them back in the shed to keep warm. The sheep daddies are worth too much money to have them die!