Cheviot Ram Breeder

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6 years 5 months ago #538090 by TCJ Cheviots
Hi All, I was randomly searching google 'Cheviot Sheep New Zealand' just to see what popped up and this website came up with a post back in 2007 about Cheviot Sheep and how it is now a rare breed in NZ and people were asking if anyone knew anything about them. Well if any of you still have this question please don't hesitate to ask me. My husband is very passionate about this breed of sheep and it has taken many years but we now have ourselves set up selling purebred Cheviot Rams in recent years and continuing to expand. We are now just really wanting to get our name out there so that come that time of the year where people are looking to buy rams that they consider a Cheviot as an option. The Cheviot is an alert, easy care, quality conformation sheep. Clean Points (no wool on face, head and legs), prick ears and bulky white fleece. The Cheviot is a dual purpose sheep, suitable for hogget mating and cross for any breed. Lambs born small with rapid growth and maturity. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.
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6 years 5 months ago #538095 by Ronney
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Not hard to see where the Perendale came from is it:)

I'm a Romney keeper as they really are what do the best in the Far North, I just wish somebody in their wisdom decided we didn't need the Romney Marsh anymore and bred up the NZ Romney. Not a patch on it's predecessor! However, good on you. The Cheviot was an important sheep in this country, particularly in the SI, and it's good to see that people are willing to breed them and keep them going. Good luck with what you're doing and hope that people on here take you on board as a breed of sheep to be seriously looked at.

Cheers,
Ronnie

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6 years 5 months ago #538099 by TCJ Cheviots
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Thanks for your positive feedback. Cheviots also do well in the Far North as don't get dags like the Romney and therefore less resistant to getting fly in our lovely weather up here. The wool is a different texture which gets a better price. We are also on a Romney Stud Farm so we know very well. There aren't the breeders of Cheviots in the North, most start mid-central North Island and South Island.

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6 years 5 months ago #538101 by Mudlerk
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Ronnie and TJC: You could, of course, 'split the difference' and shift to Perendales?

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6 years 5 months ago #538115 by Ronney
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Mudlerk, have done Perendales in the past - not a sheep for me. To each their own I guess. And TCJ has a project in mind which is to up the ante on Cheviots - a sheep I have never kept but was once extremely important in the NZ meat/wool industry.

TCJ, you may be able to help me. I used to get my rams from a breeder who died a couple of years ago. I have used the last of her rams until he now has to go but am having trouble finding a replacement. I don't want a pedigree, just a pure bred Romney. Do you know of anybody in the larger Kaitaia area who breeds rams and would be prepared to sell me one?

Cheers,
Ronnie

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6 years 5 months ago #538164 by Mudlerk
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Ronney, you are aware that half...the 'active' half...of Perendales' ancestry is Cheviot; the other half Romney?

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6 years 5 months ago #538165 by Ronney
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Yes Mudlerk, I am. I ran Perendales for many years and I can assure you they are quite a different type of sheep.

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Ronnie

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