Love is in the air on our big field as our Oxford Down ewes meet our stunning new Oxford Down ram. Mudchute has been home to Oxford Down sheep for many years and we’re excited to be able to bring new bloodlines to or flock with our new ram. The newcomer has a lovely temperament and is a fine example of his breed. He’s only a young ram, but already showing lots of interest in the ewes. The characteristic lip curl is known as flehmen and helps him to detect pheromones. This will tell him when his advances might be welcome! We hope the introduction continues to go well and that we’ll be introducing you to his sons and daughters in the spring. To find out more about the Oxford Down sheep breed, visit the Oxford Down Sheep Breeders’ Association.