The Animals

Shetland Cattle

Shetland cattle are a small, hardy cattle breed from the Shetland Isles off the north coast o Scotland. Shetland cattle possess their characteristic genetic qualities of thriftiness, productivity and hardiness, through adaptation and survival in one of the United Kingdom's most rigorous environments.

 

Our herd currently consists of one bull, four cows, one heifer and one bullock; all black and white.

British Saddleback Pigs

British Saddlebacks are hardy and noted for their mothering ability. The breed continues to be used mainly to provide coloured dams for the production of first-cross porkers, baconers and heavy pigs. The breed is known for its grazing ability and is very hardy. It has secured a niche in outdoor and organic production.

 

Our herd currently consists of one boar and three sows.

 

Hebridean Sheep

Modern Hebrideans have black, rather coarse wool, which fades to brown in the sun and often becomes grey with age; there is no wool on the face or legs. If not shorn the wool may moult naturally in spring. Rams and ewes typically have one pair of horns, but often have two or even more pairs (polycerate), and occasionally none. Hebridean sheep are considerably smaller than most other breeds of sheep, fully grown ewes weighing only around 40 kg (88 lb), and rams slightly heavier, at around 50 to 60 kg (110 to 130 lb). It has been reported that the muscle tissue and fats of the Hebridean have significantly less cholesterol than other well known breeds.

Our flock currently consists of six rams, fifty-six ewes, twenty-two castrates and seventeen gimmers.

 

Scots Dumpy Chickens

The Scots Dumpy is a breed of chicken from Scotland. The moniker dumpy, meaning short and stout, refers the breed's thick-set appearance and extremely short legs. Through history they have been known under a host of names such as: Bakies, Stumpies, Dadlies, Hoodies, or Creepies. They are classed as an endangered breed by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Our currently have a few varieties of Scots Dumpy Chickens including; Cuckoo, Black, White, Blue and Gold.

If you are interested in purchasing any eggs to hatch at home please contact us direct for information on availability.

Shetland Ducks

The Shetland duck is a breed of domestic duck originating in the Shetland Islands in Scotland. It is critically endangered. The Shetland duck is a small, hardy breed. It is similar to Pomeranian duck or Swedish Blue duck, it shares the same ancestors with them. It is black with a white bib. Shetland drakes have sky blue bills and Shetland duck females have slate blue bills. The average weight of the Shetland duck is 2 kg for males and 1,8 kg for females.

If you are interested in purchasing any eggs to hatch at home please contact us direct for information on availability.