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BRAVONE RELAY ANIMALS

"Hello, my name is Zuc Zuc" the Borgne "and I will tell you the history of the animals at the relay of Bravone"

A long time ago… long before the few dwarf goats, the Corsican Alpine goat, the sheep, the horses and the dogs and cats that you can meet in the Park, the relay of Bravone had a horde of horses for our pleasure and that of our visitors as well as a herd of 90 goats to make the cheese.

And Yes, the Relais has always had animals to live or simply for love.

The animals you see are part of the House!

They live with us all year round, it's kind of like our pets with
other needs than a dog or a cat.

The "beêee"

We are the "mini ploughmen", 2 naughty dwarf goats.

Dwarf goat, the male is called the dwarf goat and the small, the cabris.

  • Origin: Senegal and Tibet
  • Ruminant: my food goes up in my mouth to be cheked again
  • Size: from 40 to 50 cm at the tourniquet
  • Weight: 15 to 30 kg for goat and 12 to 20 kg for goats
  • Gestation: 5 months
  • Weaning: 3 months
  • Lifespan: about 14 years
  • Colour: assorted colours (chamoisées, black, bicolor)

I am the dwarf goat and I descend from my cousins the IBEX and the chamois,

that's why I'm so agile.

Do you know where those two bells came from under my neck? It's just to look pretty: these are "tassels".

Did you also see that I have two horns? Some times my sisters do not; they are said to be "clods" (like sheep).

I am stubborn, intrepid, endeant and very greedy!

Little riddle: I'm black with big coiled horns…

Who am I? A sheep or a RAM? My name is Victor and I am the Aries!

My black girlfriend is called Moute Noire. She's a sheep without a horn, so she's a clod.

  • Corsican sheep, the male is called the Aries and the small, the Lamb
  • Family: sheep
  • Origin: Corsica
  • Size: sheep from 40 to 50 cm at Withers/Aries up to 70cm
  • Weight: sheep from 35 to 40 kg/RAM from 60 to 70 kg
  • Gestation: 5 months
  • Weaning: 3 months
  • Lifespan: 8 to 12 years
  • Dress: black, red, white, grey fleeces

I am the Corsican sheep, I have a fine head with small horns (sometimes without Horn-clod).

The RAM has a more curved head and beautiful horns that curl, it feels stronger than me!

My limbs are fine, suitable for long journeys in difficult and rugged areas.

A long time ago, the shepherds made us move in winter along the coastline, in marshy areas (where the climate was mild) and summer in high mountain to escape the malaria that infested these areas.

That's why I'm so rustic!

One likes my milk among other things to make good Corsican cheese but also the Roquefort!

And here is our Dean, Marie la Goulue, the largest of the herd, the most greedy as the name implies! Very endeant and curious!

Who am I?

  • Corsican goat Alpine, the male is called the goat and the small, the cabris.
  • Family: caprine
  • Ruminant herbivore
  • Origin: Mediterranean
  • Size: the goat measures 75 cm at the tourniquet and the goat 65 cm
  • Weight: the goat weighs from 50 to 60 kg and the goat maximum 45 kg
  • Gestation: 5 months
  • Weaning: 2-3 months
  • Lifespan: 6 to 14 years
  • Dress: from pure white to white spotted with Brown, Fawn, grey, black, pie or Roux.

The specialists say that the Corsican goat is not really a breed but that it is part of the Group of races Alpines.

I am therefore a mixture of Alpine goat, with a hair of suede color (Brown, and its paws, its dorsal stripe and its head are black) and goat Corsican (long coat).

With my muscular body, my solid limbs, my head with or without a goatee and my round horns, I am rustic with the safe foot and a great sense of direction.

The goat feels very strong like his colleagues!

I am a dairy average, my milk is rich in protein and fat and serves mainly in the manufacture of cheeses.

"Great cleaning machine", I eat almost everything and climb to the trees to pick the most tender leaves….

In North America and Australia, we are helping to eliminate unwanted plants, such as brush feeding forest fires.

Namely: originally from the Alps, the Alpine goat is the most widespread breed in France! It represents + 55% of goats.

Dwarf goat

Grass and hay, cereals in addition (barley and corn) but in very small quantity.

VERY little hard bread because if I eat too much cereal I can fall seriously ill!

You can give me your peels and pieces of vegetables and fruit.

ATTENTION like you I do not eat MOISIS food.

My water must be clean and drinkable because I do not like dirty water!

Oh, Yes! I also have my little habits!

 

Victor the Belier

Fresh grass and forage (= dry grass)

In addition, I eat alfalfa and grain (barley, corn…)

You can give me your peels and pieces of vegetables and fruit.

ATTENTION like you and my friends, I do not eat MOISIS food.

Hard bread too but in moderation!

A lawn mower: I do not leave the slightest bit of grass and accommodate the poorest pastures.

They say there is no better mower than me!

 

Marie la Goulue

Fresh herb, hay and plants cultivated to my intention (beet, cabbage…).

 But also mixtures of focus or cereals such as maize, barley, oats, wheat…

Like my neighbors, you can give me your fruit and vegetable peels and even the ones you don't want and never molt.

I eat very little bread… because it can make me sick.

The horses

Here is Hidalgo alias "GoGo the maggots", the clown of the stable!

He is very greedy and will be the first to claim you. Next to i
t is GRISOU or Grigri for the intimate, which is a great sensitive to the he
art of gold.

 

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"The menagerie does not stop there, the R
elais de Bravone still counts two Spanish horses that are at the meadow and paddock most of the time but you will also see them some evenings in their box next to the goat Park!"

Our horses are fed mainly grass and hay. In winter we complement with corn or barley.

They are very greedy but:

BE CAREFUL NOT TO GIVE THEM ANYTHING!

If you want to feed them, prefer carrots and apples (cut into pieces because they might choke).

The bread should be given occasionally and make sure it is hard not to choke!

Watch your fingers! I can sometimes confuse them with a carrot…. hand well flat when you give me something.

We also love hugs and caresses!!

For the record, the Hay given to our animals is a biological hay that comes directly from our own production. Broke, packaged and stored by our care…

"In the Parc du Relais, you will meet my other dog buddies and sometimes the cats that wander in search o
f hugs.

We are all very nice, affectionate but also very naughty. We love the caresses and the bottom of the table but chuuut, we should not talk to our masters!

In short, you have understood the Relais de Bravone is home to a large family (which keeps growing) in love with nature, simplicity and authenticity, which makes a concentrate of us all!

Very nice discovery to you Dear visiting friends! "

 

POWER REMINDER:

Sheep and goat:

You can give us your peels but in pieces and espe
cially not MOULKS: it is a poison for us!

Ditto for bread, sparingly and MILDEW-free.

Horses:

If you give us food: Apple or carrots in smal
l pieces. Ditto for bread: not too dry.

We could choke!

NO vegetable, fruit or bread MOISI

And as for you: no excess!