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We have White Texas Dall sheep, and run a couple of llamas with them for guardians for the lambs. Also have a couple of donkeys with a group of young rams at another place. We raise the rams for their horns, and sell the ones that qualify to hunting preserves that "sell hunts" for the rams. The ones that don't make the grade, get sold on the normal market. They are hair sheep, so don't have to shear them. We try to sell to the ethnic holiday demand all that do not make the cut for the horns. They are very lean meat, but not "people friendly" like the breeds that are normally raised for lamb and wool. They are a semi-feral type breed.
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Not anymore, but used to have sheep and a llama. Used to have mostly Suffolk and a few Dorsetts, and some crosses of them. Coyotes were constant problem hence the llama. Turned out even though he was supposed to have been made a steer or whatever the llama equivalent is, the sheep needed to be protected from him sometimes. As far as guard animals, donkeys worked probably best for us.