Gender : Ewe
Pet name : Sophie
Breed name : Tegla, Sophie
Born : 01-03-2001
Sophie was bought by us in 2004 at the Skipton Rare Breed Sheep Sale, from the well regarded ‘Tegla’ flock of Denbighshire, North Wales (Hence the ‘Tegla’ before her name).
Sophie was 3 years old when we bought her along with two other ewes (Betty and Margo, 1 and 3 years). We were keen to increase our breeding ewes and searched for sheep that had good bloodlines with wide well marked faces, stocky bodies and good fleeces improve further the future sheep of our ‘Stones’ flock.
Sophie had great bloodlines with her grandfather and mother coming from the prize winning and long established ‘Langford’ flock of Tavistock in Devon. This along with her ‘Tegla’ pedigree meant that Sophie soon delivered us great quality lambs.
Sophie had 4 healthy and sturdy lambs for us over the next 2 years:
• Chelsea & Charlton (twins) 2005
• Dylan & Darcey (twins) 2006
• Elgar 2007
Sophie has a special place in my heart as she always had a thoughtful look in her eye; she was calm, sweet and a loving mum to all her lambs. We had Sophie for 4 lovely years until we sadly had to sell her to make way for our younger breeding ewes.
We were sorry to see her go at the 2008 Rare Breed Spring Sale at York and hope she’s given another owner all the joy she gave us.
Official sheepie details
Defra Number UK 132269-032
Dartmoor Sheep Breeders Association number : 2001/0714/001
Sire : Mellor (3) DM6075
Dam : Langford, Big Bertha DM1995/0236/016