Soay Sheep Breeders Cooperative


Reports from the Field

These articles reflect our varied interests and experiences in raising Soay sheep. Please take the time to write something about your own Soay experience to share with the rest of us. Your report can be as long or as short, as formal or as informal, as you wish.

Please contact our webmaster to submit reports or discuss ideas for potential reports.

Spring 2011 Lambs  Rainbow Apple Farm

        John Price, Rainbow Apple Farm (April 2011)

The Final Chapter for PDX/Delta?  The Great Sheep Exchange 4.5

        Priscilla Weaver, Saltmarsh Ranch (June 2008)

Identification of the Coat Pattern in Soay Sheep

        Gevan Marrs, Woodland Creek Farm (December 2006)

What about young rams?  How old do they have to be to sire lambs?

        Priscilla and Steve Weaver, Saltmarsh Ranch (October 2006)

How old does a "heifer" Soay ewe need to be in order to lamb successfully?

        Priscilla and Steve Weaver, Saltmarsh Ranch (October 2006)

The Third Time was a Charm - The Great Sheep Exchange III

        Priscilla Weaver, Saltmarsh Ranch (September 2006)

Breeding Strategies & Genetic Consequences

        Alan Bias, Pine Valley Farm (August 2006)

Mac

        An essay by Margaret Klein Wilson about her livestock guardian llama Mac
        Contributed by Priscilla Weaver, Saltmarsh Ranch (June 2006)

Genetic Purity and Phenotypic Variation in Soay Sheep in North America

        Gevan Marrs, Woodland Creek Farm (May 2006)

Mixed Breeding of Soay Sheep on Soay or Hirta Islands

        Gevan Marrs, Woodland Creek Farm (May 2006)

The Origins of Self-Colored Black Soay Sheep in the Pacific Northwest

        Gevan Marrs, Woodland Creek Farm (May 2006)

The Unique History of Soay Sheep  –  A Relic Population

        Gevan Marrs, Woodland Creek Farm (May 2006)

What?s In a Name?  –  The Value of a Naming Theme for Lambs

        Kathie Miller, Southern Oregon Soay Farms (April 2006)

Color Genetics in Soay Sheep

        D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD (April 2006)

A Tale of Two Placentas

        Priscilla and Steve Weaver, Saltmarsh Ranch (April 2006)

Quantification of Ram Horn Shape in Soay Sheep

        Gevan Marrs, Woodland Creek Farm (November 2005)

The Great Sheep Exchange II

        Priscilla Weaver, Saltmarsh Ranch (November 2005)


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