Hi everyone. I know I have probably asked tons of questions about this before, and I am sorry to be bringing it up again. Since we are now getting ready to start fencing our land here, I have been seriously thinking about taking another stab at finding a couple of lambs or ewes (anyone from GW probably remembers the problems I had with a Katahdin/Dorper breeder the last time I started to purchase a couple. Very rude people to say the least). So I have a few questions which will help me decide exactly what I want. First I can't decide whether I want a Hair breed or a Wool breed... Has anyone on here sheared a sheep before? I have seen it done, but never tried it myself. Would it be something I myself could do? And they only have to be sheared once a year in the Spring, correct? What breed (Hair or Wool) do you prefer? I am in the process of purchasing a couple of books so I can read up on different breeds, care, and such. The other thing is, since I have Miniature Goats would it be better to go with a miniature breed of sheep? I will probably run the lambs/ewes in the pasture with the pregnant Does, Does with kids, and Jr. Does that aren't old enough to breed. I plan on either purchasing a couple of bred ewes or a pair of ewe lambs, which would you recommend? This way I can own them for roughly a year before having to decide if I would like to start breeding them or not, at which time I could section off a separate pasture where I could run a ram with the ewes (so the sheep and goats would be separated). I am really considering bred ewes over lambs, because this way I could raise the lambs from birth (so I know they are handled plenty), and then if I decide to breed later any Ewe lambs can be kept for breeding and I can either keep the grown Ewes to breed with or sale them and purchase different ones. Any help with any of this would be greatly appreciated!! I am going to start another thread in "Goats Frenzy" to ask questions about sheep and goat friendly feed so I can go ahead and start transfering my goats over to a feed that the sheep can eat (to help prevent mistakes :roll: ). So please take a look at it if you have any specifics for feeding sheep. Also, if you know of any Sheep forums that give alot of help and information I would really appreciate a link to them! I am trying to learn as much as I can to help with my decision this Spring :greengrin: Thank you!!