I went out this morning and let the Tunis out of the barn and into the barnyard. Still separate from everyone but able to browse around and see the daylight. I wondered how they would do with the electric fence, thankfully they have stayed put and didn't challenge it. Even when they had visitors coming up on the other side to find out who the intruders were. That is a good thing. I am hoping to keep them in the barnyard area until we shear.
They stay very huddled together. They walk in a very tight knit little group. I keep waiting for them to trip over each other. It is hilarious. Border Leicesters are a more loose knit group, I guess.
I am curious what their temperaments will be. I know on the Tunis Association website they are said to have a calm and docile disposition.
I am hoping that with grain they will come back in the barn stall at night. Over the next two weeks we will worm, check hooves, and keep an eye on them.
While I was out there the sheep and goats had come up to get hay so I took advantage and got some pics of them as well.
|Not the greatest picture of Mabel-the ewe standing next to her is granddaughter|