Poppy was born here in 2012 her mum is Sandy. Poppy holds a special place in our hearts. She was the first lamb my husband (then boyfriend) ever witnessed being born. It was not a straight forward birth I had to help deliver Poppy and her twin brother. Sadly Poppy’s twin brother was born with massive birth defects to his face and brain… He sadly had to be put to sleep shortly after birth. Poppy was such a friendly lamb and young sheep. As she grew so did her amazing horns. Her horns grew and grew and grew I don’t think they’ve ever stopped growing. Poppy has an amazing fleece and markings. It is for that reason that I tried to breed Poppy but after a few years of trying, we eventually gave up and realised that Poppy is just not meant to be a mum. I’ve actually always wondered if Poppy may be a hermaphrodite. She looks a lot more like our castrated male sheep than she does any ewes. She also acts a little odd compared to the girls but we will never know. In the last couple of years, Poppy has suffered on and off with toe granulomas. These painful growths on their feet are difficult to treat and poor Poppy has had a tough time with one on two separate occasions. If Poppy was part of a commercial flock she would have been sold or culled many years ago for being barren and having foot issues. Thankfully for Poppy, she was born here and has a place and home here for her entire life where her foot problem has now been treated and she can enjoy her days growing her amazing fleece and looking beautiful.
Breed – 3/4 Shetland 1/4 Jacob ish
Parents – Bagi & Sandy
Offspring – none
Colour genetics – Black base / Badgerface pattern / White spotting
Date of birth – March 2012