A warm welcome to Mudchute for the four new Southdown ewe lambs! The girls join us from Tim and Lynn Morris’ Kitwell flock in Hertfordshire where they were born last April. The Morrises have kindly donated Emily, Esther, Esmeralda & Enya to Mudchute. Thank you very much for these beautiful sheep, we are sure they will be very happy here at Mudchute!
The ewes will be founding members of the Mudchute Southdown flock. Southdown sheep are the oldest of the terminal sire breeds in the UK. The breed traces its roots to the nearby South Downs of the South of England. To find out more about this gorgeous “teddy bear faced” native sheep breed, you can find their brief history here and more about Southdown Sheep from the Southdown Sheep Society.
Here at Mudchute, the ewes will working with our lucky Young Farmers. They’ll be settling in to life at Mudchute over the next week or so, but should be making their debut on our fields soon. So be sure to keep an eye out for these gorgeous new girls.
The Morrises have even been kind enough to send us some baby photos of the ewes. We look forward to sharing more photos as they settle into life here at Mudchute!