Holly was born here in 2012. She was one of triplets so we decided to hand-rear one and Holly was that one. The same morning Holly was born another set of triplets had also arrived and the one we removed from those was Harriet. Harriet and Holly have always been the best of friends. As they grew up Harriet integrated back into the flock very well but Holly was always a bit confused as to whether she was a sheep or a human. When she was a yearling Holly became very ill with Pneumonia. It was touch and go as to whether she would make it but after a long slow recovery, she pulled through in the end. Whenever we are in the fields Holly is always there with us she definitely feels very at home around people. As she had gotten older she has integrated more and more into the flock but she still enjoys human company especially that of my own children Elsie and Ollie. Having said that she can read me like a book and whenever I’m intending to bring the flock in for worming or feet trimming Holly knows my intentions and often refuses to come causing all sorts of trouble. When she was young her fleece was jet black but as she has aged it had gone a beautiful grey colour. Holly’s fleece has been sold to handcrafters over the years but I saved her huge 2019 fleece and I plan to combine it with her 2020 fleece and weave a large rug from them. Stay tuned for that.
Breeding – 1/2 Jacob 1/2 Shetland – 2nd generation crossbreed
Parents – Mum was Flower dad was Lambo
Offspring – Holly has had a lamb in the past called Rowan who now lives as a pet on a farm in Derbyshire
Colour genetics – Black base / white spotting
Date of birth – March 2012