MEET OUR ANIMALS

The Happy Heart Haven is home to ducks, sheep, pigs, horses, dogs, and a cow. Some of our animals were even born here on the ranch! A lot of our animals are named after some of our favorite movies. Can you tell which ones? You'll meet all of these animals and learn more about them on your private or virtual tours.

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THE SHEEP

Babydoll Sheep

We are Babydoll sheep and we were baaaaaa-orn to love on humans! We are one of the smallest breeds of sheep and known for our sweet, teddy bear-like faces. In other words, we're SUPER CUTE! We are always smiling, mostly because we are ALWAYS HAPPY! Especially when food is involved. Our favorites include graham crackers and frosted mini wheat. I guess you could say we have a bit of a sweet tooth... There are 7 of us here. Shake and Bake, Lucy and Carly and the triplets, Romy and Michelle and Walker Texas Ranger. Look out for those 3, they're still lambs and always getting into trouble! 

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THE DUCKS

Four types of duck breeds

Muscovies:

The large ducks with the red heads are called Musgovy. The red fleshy parts around the face are called Caruncles. They're also called a face mask. Caruncles help muscovies keep their feathers clean when they dabble in mud. We have 7 of this breed.

 

Indian runner:

The tall, t-rex looking ducks are called Indian Runners

. They stand erect like penguins and, rather than waddling, they run. The females usually lay about 300 to 350 eggs a year or more!

 

Silver appleyard Ducks:

The Large brown and white as well as our biggest duck, Ron with the green neck are called Silver Appleyard Ducks. They are a British breed of domestic duck. They were bred with the aim of creating a dual-purpose breed that would provide both a good quantity of meat and plenty of eggs.They are critically endangered. 

 

Mallard Duck:

The smallest of our ducks is Halla, our Mallard Duck. She is our one “wild” duck and she sets herself apart from the others because she is the tiniest on the ranch. She came to us from a family that found her abandoned in the street. We rescued her and raised her in our laundry room until she was big enough to join the rest of the gang!

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JOVIE & HOBBS

Pot Belly & Juliana Pigs

My name is Hobbs! I was born in July of 2019. I am a Juliana pig. I weigh about 60 pounds. My favorite treats are banana peels and carrots. I am shy and working on my social skills.

My name is Jovie! I was born in May of 2019. I am a pot belly pig that was sold as a “Mini Pig” but I’m not so mini. I weigh about 80 pounds! My favorite treats are Watermelon rhine and carrots. I love scratches behind my ears and on my belly!

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LILAC & DAKOTA

Miniature horses

Howdy friends! We are Dakota and Lilac, the two Mini Horses here at The Ranch! You may think that we are ponies, but we're not! We're just like a normal horse, shrunken down! We're also wayyyy cooler than regular sized horses. Even though you can't ride us, you can walk us like a dog and we LOVE IT! We were rescued by the Happy Heart Haven when we were in Texas at an auction set to go to slaughter - EEK! We're happy to be here and with everyone who visits! Also, put in a word when you get here... we've been good... we deserve extra carrots! 

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BUDDY

Jersey Steer

Hi, I'm Buddy! I am the one “cow” here on the ranch. People may see me and think I am a “cow” but my official title is a Jersey  Steer. A steer is a male bovine that cannot reproduce. So sadly, I'll never be a Daddy. But I do hang out with three little Lambs! Unfortunately sometimes I think they just use me for the food I let fall from my hay feeder. I was sold to my original owners  as a “Mini” cow but I don't feel too mini. I weigh about 1,000 pounds and stand 54” tall. I love people so be sure to give me a hug!

AND MORE!