WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW ARRIVAL
On 5th February Bart a very rare Hungarian Screw Horned Sheep was born.
Below is a picture of Marge and Homer (The proud parents)
who have been with us since 2009.
Barts father (Homer) came to us from Paris Zoo and mother (Marge) came from Twycross Zoo. They were donated to Norfolk Lavender courtesy of Ben Potterton (Blacksmiths Cottage Nursery).
Also Know By: Ratca (Romanian), Hortobágy Racka, Hungarian Zackel
The Racka is a unique breed with both ewes and rams possessing long spiral shaped horns. The breed is of the Zackel type and originated in
The breed is found in two major colour patterns. The most common shows brown hair covering the heads and legs with the fleece varying in colour from dark brown to light brown and white. Individuals are also found which are solid black. The wool tips on these animals fades to a reddish black with exposure to sunlight and with age the points of the fleece will turn gray. The minimum exceptable mature body weight for ewes is 40 kg (88 lbs) and for rams 60 kg (132 lbs). The rams average 72 cm (29 inches) in height.
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNONCE
WE HAVE HAD A HUNGARIAN SCREW HORN LAMB BORN
HER NAME IS LISA