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Star Wars sheep in Sheffield farm’s new Empire

Volunteers at Heeley City Farm, front,  Frankie Tarantini, of Woodthorpe, Natalie James (left), of Wybourn, Rachael Griffiths (centre), of Richmond, and Tristan Manchester, of Heeley, feed the two whitefaced woodland sheep.

Volunteers at Heeley City Farm, front, Frankie Tarantini, of Woodthorpe, Natalie James (left), of Wybourn, Rachael Griffiths (centre), of Richmond, and Tristan Manchester, of Heeley, feed the two whitefaced woodland sheep.

May the force be with these new additions at Heeley City Farm.

Two rare, white-faced woodland sheep have joined the farm’s flock of sheep.

They look like standard sheep you may see out in the fields – but staff reckon their impressive curly horns on the sides of their heads resemble Princess Leia’s hairstyle in Star Wars!

Animal worker Sarah Wild said: “Both the ewes are pregnant and we are due to hear the pitter patter of little hooves in March when they lamb.

“We’re expecting our white-faced woodland ram to arrive in March too.”

The white-faced woodlands are a very rare, local sheep breed.

They are listed on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s watch list.

The public can visit them seven days a week from 10am to 3pm during winter. Entry is free but donations towards the cost of feed are welcome.

 

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