Other Farm Animals
We have a range of other animals on the farm.
Dove the Fell Pony
The Fell pony is a versatile, working breed of mountain and moorland pony, originally bred on the fell farms of Northwest England. The Fell pony is noted for hardiness, agility, strength and sure-footedness.
Although the Shetland is one of the smallest British breeds, it is a hardy and thrifty sheep, often noted for its fine, soft wool, which sheds naturally in the spring. The wool comes in range of colours, thus elimiating the need for dyeing. From the Shetland Islands of Scotland, the Shetland is thought to have evolved from Viking settlers, and is therefore considered a primitive breed today. It is ideal for conservation grazing as it is a versatile forager.
The Hebridean was originally a four-horned sheep, however two-horns have now more commonly come to dominate the breed. As a prime native breed from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, until recently it was considered endangered. Formally known as St. Kilda sheep, the Rare Breeds Surivial Trust (RBST) formalised the breed specification and renamed it Hebridean. The modern Hebridean has black coarse wool, which often becomes grey with age. It is a hardy breed, and particularly effective for scrub control.
We have lots of other small animals at Mayfields Farm including Guinea Pigs, Chickens and a Tortoise.