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Lambs galore at Butser Ancient Farm

  • Author: Rachel Bingham
  • Published: 5th April 2019
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Lambs galore at Butser Ancient Farm

Butser Ancient farm are delighted to have welcomed 18 rare-breed baby lambs to the farm, born just in time for Easter and Spring-time fun!

 The sheep at Butser are a rare Iron Age breed called Manx Loaghtan.  Originally from the Isle of Man, they have distinctive mousy brown colouring when fully grown and a striking horned appearance – with up to 6 horns each! Manx Loaghtan are designated as ‘at risk’ by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust; in the 1950s there were only 43 surviving specimens and although this has increased in recent years there are still fewer than 1,500 registered breeding females in the UK. With all the new arrivals the team at Butser are delighted to be helping this rare breed animal to thrive and grow.

 Now is a great time to visit Butser and see the turning of the seasons and blossoming of new life as we welcome in the warmer spring days. The farm is now open for its summer season, seven days a week 10am to 5pm with lots going on over the Easter holidays.

 For a chance to celebrate the turning of the seasons why not join the farm for their annual Beltain Festival on the 5th May to enjoy local ales, food and entertainment before the burning of the great Wickerman? Tickets are on sale now.



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