mardi 11 juin 2013

Rams Horns 2013

Despite the varying ages of the ram lambs this year there are a couple of notable differences.

Whilst horn direction varies on these two rams and the black ram has rubbed the ends  fraying the points,  I would term these horns as bladed. As an observation I find the rate of horn growth of this types of horns quite fast, in comparison to the next set of horns in the photos below.

These horns seem to start out differently much slower in growth and kind of knobbly.

These too are slower in growth and  don't have the flattened knife edge to them.

No conclusions just observations at this point.

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The Ouessant Sheep originates from the island of Ouessant, part of a tiny archipelago just off the north coast of Finistere, Brittany. The island of terror as it was known to some, was swept by the full force of the atlantic’s weather, the hardy sheep adapted to survive on poor grazing from salty clifftop meadows. It was the women of the island that raised the sheep, renowned for their black wool to weave into cloth known locally as berlinge and their meat with its sweet and delicate taste.

La race "Mouton d'Ouessant" est originaire de l’île d’’Ouessant qui fait parti d’un petit archipel au large du Finistère, Bretagne. L’île de l'épouvante comme c'était connu par certains était balayé par les intempéries de l’atlantique, ces moutons rustiques s'adaptaient à survivre sur les pâturages pauvres des falaises salées. C’était les femmes de l’île qui élevaient les moutons réputés pour leur laine noire à tisser « la berlinge » une étoffe régionale et leur viande avec un goût doux et délicat.

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