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My pheromones bring all the ewes to the yard. Damn right, they're better than yours - Tactical Ninja

Feb. 25th, 2012

01:06 pm - My pheromones bring all the ewes to the yard. Damn right, they're better than yours

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I've been shearing a ram.

One.

Shearing one sheep takes about three minutes, and shearing one sheep is barely long enough to warm up the handpiece. But.

It's tupping time. At tupping time rams produce pheromones that make their normal smell, well.. stinky. But the laydeeez think it's hot - it's what brings the ewes into cycle and a cycling ewe will seek out the ram by his smell for a quickie. Rams ooze this stuff from their pores, especially around the head.

So now I have sheep sex pheromone all over me. I've had a shower and I can still smell it. If you see sheep running through the streets of Wellington, please don't tell them where I am, mmk?

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From:stinkygoat
Date:February 25th, 2012 03:10 am (UTC)
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Big Nose gets pretty rammy come that special time. I don't think it's a bad smell though. It's just Big Nose :).

What I also find funny is "ram noises", the particular vocalisations that rams make when speaking to other sheep about matters of priority or to the ladies about affairs of the heart :). I must record Big Nose doing ram noises some time.

Sheep will always amaze me with how ace they are :).
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From:tatjna
Date:February 25th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
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I think you would get along with the chap I was shearing for this morning. He had spent several sessions observing the new ram acquainting himself with the ewes and their response to him, and his description included the grunting as well. ;-)

I don't really mind the smell of ram but it's weird when it's on me and won't wash off, and having spent so many years surrounded by it, I can detect it in meat as well which is not so cool.
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From:rivet
Date:February 25th, 2012 04:48 am (UTC)
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ewwwwww
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From:tatjna
Date:February 25th, 2012 05:02 am (UTC)
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rivet, put off farming by Tats in multiple ways.
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From:rivet
Date:February 25th, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
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Sometimes I struggle to know what I want to do when I grow up. But I know it's not farming ;)
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From:t_c_da
Date:February 26th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
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One could always put off the growing up bit while working out what one wants to do - I seem to have succeeded in that respect for more years than I care to admit...
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From:downwardlashes
Date:February 25th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Ew!
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