This will just be a gallery of photographs that I have been lucky enough to capture in and around Salisbury Plain and on my journeys further afield.
I plan to update it periodically with new photographs. They do say 'never work with animals or children'!
Highland Cattle - 26.03.19
I found these highland cattle on Sidbury Hill, Salisbury Plain.
The calves are less than a day old. They can be already seen running around, altough a little wobbly but very inquisitive.
Yes I do get very close to these animals and have done for sometime, thanks to the local farmer, for his co operation, but although they look very cuddly, they are well guarded by the parents who have fearsome horns.
The cattle are in a fenced SSSI area. Dog walkers etc are asked to remember, that bylaws do apply and animals should be given a wide birth while they have their young with them.
Sheep and Lambs in Chitterne - 02.03.19
I took these photographs of ewes with their lambs in Chitterne. Among all of them was a very distinctive ewe with her lamb, which I have since found out is a Kerry Hill ewe. She is the one with black eyes and knees!!
The Kerry Hill hail from the village of Kerry, in Wales. They are a very distinctive breed, with unique colourings. They have a white face, with black markings around their mouths, eyes and ears! The breed is a completely polled breed, while they have white wool. Their legs are also white, with black markings.
They are a sturdy breed, medium sized, with ewes weighing up to 65kgs and rams slightly heavier. The average fleece of this breed weighs, 2.75kgs. They have a brilliant lambing percentage, sometimes up to 175%. Lambs have an excellent growth rate, due to the high quality of the ewe's milk.
Lambs can reach up to 16kgs at 12 to 14 weeks old! The Kerry hill sheep are the king of the mountains of Wales and they are beautiful to look at too!
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