Don’t let the fleece fool you, these sheep like to run

VISITORS to Golden Ridge Animal Farm didn’t bargain on seeing sheep and goat racing at the family-owned and operated working farm in Dural these school holidays.

Golden Ridge Animal Farm owner and operator Alissa Nye said they put on the daily races to give regulars ‘‘something new’’ and ‘‘exciting’’ to see.

Watch the News' video, shot by photographer Gene Ramirez, of the sheep and goat racing by clicking on the arrow in the image above.

Ms Nye believes Golden Ridge to be the only venue in Sydney offering this type of spectacle.

She said the farm hands have a lot on their plates now it’s spring.

Among the new births are two sets of twin kid goats, coloured kid goats, calves, ducklings, baby rabbits and chicks.

Seeing the tiny critters can lead to some tough questions.

Ms Nye said the most common question asked — usually by those aged five and six — is ‘‘Why don’t the eggs we have at home have babies inside?’’.

She said they tell them that if the mummy looks after the egg, then you can’t eat it.

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