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Strabo and Pliny the elder are not of this opinion. The Morfe Common sheep, or its relations who have figured Up-standing Type of Shropshire Yearling Ram. in the history of the now popular Shropshire, was not always beautiful or built upon anything like beautiful lines, judging from the vantage by which we judge modern Shropshire type.
The offspring from this cross were named "Chunah." Columella, a Roman engaged in rural pursuits near "Cadiz in the first century, says that the Merino descended from fine-wool Tarentian ewes rosscd with rams from Barbary. The evolution of the Shropshire has been swift but, neverthe- MODERN SHEEP I BREEDS AND MANAGEMENT. The transformation of the common stock, indigenous to certain localities in the counties of Shropshire and Staffordshire, England, into the beautiful living picture the mod- ern Shropshire presents at the great Chicago International, and other famous shows, was certainly no haphazard work of the ignor- ant or unthoughtful, but, on the contrary, the result of the deepest thought of genuine improvers they who have proved themselves past-masters in the art and science of breeding and molding flesh into form.
A wide acquaintance with prominent sheep breeders, fanciers and shepherds of several countries and many years spent in practical pastoral pursuits and in the pastoral journalistic field, has put (he writer in possession of information which it is hoped will prove of inteiest and value to those into whose hands this volume may fall. But the Dutch sheep are the largest of all, being much bigger than any 1 have seen in England, and yearly bear two "or three lambs at a time. As may be naturally inferred, it takes time to breed out the more objectionable features of a breed, and even to this day the undesirable horns of the Morfe Common seem more or less de- termined to show themselves in poorly-bred flocks of Shropshires, and many an otherwise good ram has been relegated to a lowly position in the show ring for this reason, or for the appearance of black wool, which is so objectionable.
Governor Charves, the first ruler of New Mexico under the Mexican Eepublic, is quoted as having had a million sheep which were herded by twenty-seven herders. Adney bred the great ram "Buckskin" a descendant from a Southdown cross. .2S& Spring Lambs 288 Making Early Lambs 291 Front View of Dressed Lamb 292 Rear View of Dressed Lamb 292 Shipping Crate - 292 "Hog-Dressed" Spring Lambs 294 Huntlywood Champion Wether 297 Grub Worms .316 PART I. However, at best, the treatment of this subject must be in a very condensed form. Naturalists agree that its origin is not traceable. Most all of the British breeds have associations to promote their interests. When commencing this volume it was not the author's inten- tion to enter into the early history of the sheep, but upon second thought it became clear that without something along that line this work would be incomprehensive and incomplete. These are large, attractive looking sheep specimens of the two first mentioned, and perhaps the last, having tipped the scales at over 500 pounds. 244 Shipping Wool to Market ...........................]..... dif- fered in sympathy with the care they got and the climatic condi- tions with which they were surrounded. A more universal charm than the Shropshire does not exist in livestock breeding circles. 120 Welsh Mountain Ram 122 Welsh Mountain Sheep * 123 Blackface Highland Ram 125 Shetland Sheep 129 Barbados Sheep . Kilda Ram 134 Tunis Sheep 139 Persian Rams 140 "Corriedale" Rams 142 Vermont Merinos 145 Australian Type of Merino 147 Rambouillet Rams 149 Yearling Rambouillet Ram 150 Polled Rambouillets 152 Delaine Ram .154 Goat-Sheep Hybrid 159 Welsh Sheep Dog 162 New York State Scene 169 Rockefeller's Southdowns 171 A Trusty Friend 175 A New York State Sheep Barn 197 Plan of Sheep Barn ' '199 Lamb Feeder 207 Shearing Machines Operated by Woman 211 The Shearing Machine in Idaho 212 Japanese Sheep Shearers 213 A Very Handy Shearing Machine 214 Wool Table 216 Modern Steel Dipping Tank 218 Plan of Dipping Plant 219 Fulton Shipping Crate 231 Old English Sheep Dog 237 Fine Wool Sheep in New Mc:;i :o 239 Sheep Camp on Wheels 240 "The Enemy" .242 Unloading Wool ......... We read that fine-wooled sheep were raised ex- tensively in Spain before the Christian era, and for centuries the Spanish Merinos were divided into provincial varieties which. Utility, as is sometimes the case with other "things of beauty," -has not been sacrificed for beauty's sake alone. 246 Hauling Wool by Traction Power 248 Range Scene in "Lonesome Val 1 cv," Anrona 250 Pig-Mouthed" Sheep \ 271 Looking Backward" 272 Reminiscence of the Louisiana Purchase *Exposiflbn!! .*273 Outline of Blanket 279 Early Lamb Raising Barn '. In these records proof is found that the people who inhabited the Lake Dwellings, and who be- longed to the Neolithic Age, were good architects, well up in agri- culture and stock raising, and that cattle, sheep and goats were raised extensively by them and that they carried on a large busi- ness in woolen cloths. For instance, the cost of a yearling ewe or a two- year-old ewe of the Shropshire breed would be similar to that of a ewe of the other breeds of similar age and .quality. The sheep belongs to the genus ovis (signifying with or with- out horns) and is a ruminant of the pair-toed section of hoofed Bearded or Barbary Sheep. The oldest record of sheep is found in an account of the excavations of the Swiss Lake Dwellings. The value of ordinary breeding stock of the different breeds does not vary to any very appreciable extent; especially is this true of the females. In the barren dis- tricts a flock is made to travel at the rate of six or seven leagues a day, but where pasture is to be had they are suffered to move very slowly. It's a bank, a save-all, a frugal-living and quick-fattening hardy sheep." An admirer of the breed once said : "They carry a leg at each corner." He might have said they carry nearly two legs at each corner in comparing them with our common native stock. When traveling they may feed on wastes and commons, but passing through cultivated country must be confined to a recognized track. It's a money-making sheep, wool-produc- ing, mutton -carrying sheep. These traveling flocks (according to a traveler whose identity can not be placed by the author, but to whom he would be pleased to give due credit were it possible) belonged to great nobles and certain religious houses. smoothness and fullness of crops and twists, together with the sweetest disposition ever dispensed to our domestic friends, constitute such harmonious blending of the beautiful with the useful as makes it extremely infatuating and worthy of the stanzas of the poet. M negg of form ig ever liable to deceive us as to his correct weight, and whose masculine character and mutton qualities stand out at all points of his anatomy, so much so that we cannot fail to recognize in him something of an Adonis and a Hercules in the animal kingdom. What presents a more beautiful pastoral effect or a more beauti- ful and harmonious combination of beauty and utility than a well-bred 1 and well-cared-for flock of Shropshire ram lambs, or, in fact, such of any other of our improved mutton breeds? Some of these sheep were taken to Saxony in 1765 and these formed the foundation of the famous Saxony sheep famed for the extreme fineness of their fleece. That charmingly- finished outline; that proud, yet graceful car- riage ; that aristocratic pose purely Shropshire Mr A E Manseii as ^ ^ s that sca ^ e an( ^ plumpness of f orm ; superb skin and fleece; that sweet and smiling countenance; that well-bonneted head and somewhat heavily- veiled face; that shortness of leg, wealth of flesh, spring of rib, 1 8 MODERN SHEEP : BREEDS AND MANAGEMENT.