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ANyone have East Friesans or other?

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1 ANyone have East Friesans or other? on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:11 pm

HiddenAcresBC

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I have been told a few times recently Im crazy haha
I am wondering if anyone...knows anyone...who may have dairy sheep for sale. Or lambs of good dairy sheep. If so I would love contact info. Thank you very much Smile

Jaclyn

2 Re: ANyone have East Friesans or other? on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:25 pm

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I have not heard of them before, sounds interesting though, people do make cheese from sheeps milk I know.

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3 Re: ANyone have East Friesans or other? on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:32 pm

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My sister-in-law used to have a sheep milk's dairy in the Kootenays. She found the whole legal thing a pain so gave it up but I know there is a big breeder down that way. Are you willing to go that far? I can ask her for the name and number if you are really interested. They are quite incredible milkers, those Friesens.

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4 Re: ANyone have East Friesans or other? on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:39 pm

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Heda I would be willing to travel for them yes. Doesnt seem to be any around any closer Rolling Eyes
Dont know why I always want the unattainable animals haha. I drove down there a couple years ago for 2 Angora rabbits. Surely I could do it again for some sheep hehehehe

Jaclyn

5 Re: ANyone have East Friesans or other? on Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:11 pm

heda gobbler

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'K - give me a couple of days.

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6 Re: ANyone have East Friesans or other? on Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:06 am

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Looked forever for friesens found some down east on the clrc site by not.many would you share the info?

7 Re: ANyone have East Friesans or other? on Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:47 am

heda gobbler

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Sure Cathy will try and post it here. Makes me wonder though if they are still operating...

Can only ask!

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8 Re: ANyone have East Friesans or other? on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:33 am

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Much thanks. I appreciate it. I recognize not everyone belongs to CLRC or registers every animal on their place, so unless you know someone, who knows someone, it's hard to locate stock.

It's like I found some Gotland sheep near Kamloops. They won't have any stock for sale yet, they are buiding their flock, but I will stop by on one of my trips to kamloops in APril to see them

They have the most gorgeous gray wool....

Cathy

9 Re: ANyone have East Friesans or other? on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:42 am

heda gobbler

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True enough, if the sheep are used for dairy only and there is no expectation to sell stock, why register them.

It is amazing what is out there, but unregistered you can only know by word of mouth I think.

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10 Re: ANyone have East Friesans or other? on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:28 am

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Well, talked to sister in law who cautions her information is a couple of years old. She was talking about Mountain Meadow Sheep Dairy in Chase, BC. Google them. The dairy was apparently bought by a Korean family who planned to sell all the cheese to Korea but beyond that I don't know what is going on.

SIL is also surprised the sheep are not registered because they had A LOT of purebreds and there are so few in BC. BUT a reminder that the sheep may be registered with CLRC and just not show up on the "members and pedigrees" list because the humans' membership has lapsed. If you knew a sheep's pedigree name you could search that and see if the sheep popped up as a CLRC registered animal. I know with Highlands about half the registered animals only show up that way.

SIL confirms that there are very few milk sheep in BC.

Hope that's a start.



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