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Cwackers - some of these would great at your place - so sweet.


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Eep!! Too cute! Somehow I don't think I'd be spinning with their curls :lol:

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are you sure they are not funny looking sheep? lol!

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No not sheep. THESE are the cutest sheep I've seen.
Red Masai Sheep

By the way these pictures are coming from the Slow Food Ark of Taste Facebook page, it's very interesting.


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Nothing is cuter than these. They would never make it to the freezer :lol:

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cwackers wrote:
Nothing is cuter than these. They would never make it to the freezer :lol:



I think you might be right there :D

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They are incredible looking sheep!!
Couldn't find a lot about them apart from a farm in Thailand raising them as a tourism draw card ( as you do....poor sheep)
And found this article about new technology protecting the docile Swiss Valais sheep from predator attack....
I would kinda like an alert before the action started really....

Swiss sheep text shepherds when wolves are near

In many parts of the world raising and selling sheep is big business. The challenge for shepherds overseeing a flock is protecting them from predators. Apparently, Switzerland is having a big problem with hungry wolves attacking flocks. To help prevent shepherds from losing their sheep to wolves; a new high-tech collar is being developed.
The collar would be wrapped around the neck of the sheep and is would send the shepherd a text message to warn them that their sheep are under attack. The Swiss tested the system by equipping 10 sheep with a heart monitor and then targeting the animals with muzzled wolfdogs. The researchers found that the heart rate monitoring system works well.
The system can detect an increase in the heart rate of the sheep that happens during a wolf attack. According to the researchers, the heart rate system can be used in conjunction with a collar that would send the text alert. The collar could also release wolf repellent when it detects an increased heart rate.

A system to monitor and warn shepherds of wolf attack is a big deal in Switzerland because wolves have made a comeback in the area after a 100-year absence. The prototype collars are expected to launch this autumn with testing planned in Switzerland and France next year.
I wonder what the text messages will say, “OMG!! Ewe need to come quick!” :lol:

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Carole wrote:
I wonder what the text messages will say, “OMG!! Ewe need to come quick!” :lol: [/color]


"Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!" (from The Boy Who Cried Wolf)

Can I have one of those sheep if I promise not to eat it? :lol:

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Those are the cutest sheep! Just think you could miniaturise them and taxidermy them as kids toys right?

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Yes they sure are the cutest sheep, they could even change my mind set.....but then it would still depend on how their bleat sounded :roll:

and the text message would read BAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRR..EEEEK..MAYBE SOME HELP ABOUT NOW WOULD BE GOOD...RRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!

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