Speedy is a precious Romney/Cheviot cross sheep boy who has a gimpy front leg--it was broken long ago but healed nicely and we just love him! He is always interested in what we are up to outside, specially if there is food involved! He always is game for a nice long walk in the pasture or curling up by me to listen to me read a book- detective novels are the sheep's favorite!
His Cheviot x fleece is medium soft, a beautiful chestnut brown, 4+ inch locks and a fun wavey crimp....
His best friends are Rudy and Happy. He is my sweet sweet fellow.
2017 update: Our Speedy is 15 years old now. Sigh. He is doing well and will be spending the winter in our special needs/retiree group of sheep. He is not keeping his weight on as well now. Moving him into the smaller group will make sure he gets extra grain and we can keep an eye on his teeth. Yes, we do dentals on their teeth if possible. However, sheep tend to lose teeth. They do fine with out their front teeth but once the molars start falling out, life gets difficult for them. Speedy is looking forward to the cozy little barn that connects to the dairy barn. And his friends!
Speedy is slowing down a little and somehow managed to bump his head- his ear was so swollen and it took a bit of time for it to heal. What is up with that you adorable sheep??? His favorite spot to nap is under the old Maple tree in the special needs/retirement pasture. He also likes to scratch his back on the crooked section of the trunk. Not good for that fleece mister. He usually has a good scratch when I can see him do it. Sasspot!
October 2018- Just another pretty picture of my Speedy sheep!
Speedy is playing babysitter for our little Cotswold lamb Waffles these days. I’m not so sure he appreciates Waffles trying to get him to play but he is pretty patient with him. Good old Speedy! You can read more about Waffles here…
In the spring, after shearing time, Waffles will move into the big group of sheep. He could probably move for winter but I like to keep the lambs in the smaller group so they can eat grain and grow. Cotswold sheep are slow growers, often not finished growing until they are 2 years old. He’ll miss Speedy. Not sure I can say the same for Speedy! Ha!