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My Drenthe Heath Sheep

Here I will present photos of the very rare Dutch breed of Drenthe Heath Sheep.
This is the oldest breed in the Netherlands and the only native one where the rams as well as the ewes are horned. It goes back to the Middle Ages, but only since the 15th century they're being kept in big herds. About 30 years ago this breed almost had disappeared, due to inbreeding with other sheep breeds and some people thought the time had come to set up a preservation project. Today there are some 2500 true bred species again and slowly we're getting there, out of the danger zone, thanks to a lot of dedicated people. It's a beautiful sheep, hardened, demanding not too much care and rather selfsuporting. My flock stays out in the field Summer and Winter, the lambs are born outside and I hardly have to help them in lambing season. Most of the time they're just there when I come to look in the morning. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do.

You can find more about my sheep at:
Lambing Season 2011
Lambing Season 2012
Lambing Season 2013
Lambing Season 2014
Lambing Season 2015
Lambing Season 2016
or learn
How to take care of lambs

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One minute old
One minute old
Scratching my back
Scratching my back
My own flock in Winter
My own flock in Winter
The shepherd
The shepherd
Speed of Joy
Speed of Joy
Walking with his sheep
Walking with his sheep
Bottle fed
Bottle fed
In sunset
In sunset
Badgerface ram
Badgerface ram
Badgerface with white ram
Badgerface with white ram
Collage Rams
Collage Rams
Herd in Drenthe
Herd in Drenthe
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