These are registered St Croix Hair Sheep. The ram comes from Cummings Farm in Springfield, MO. The ewes from Summit Farms in Creston, WA and are granddaughters of a black/white ram born here a few years ago who has since passed on. He was DNA tested against his registered St Croix parents to validate he… Continue reading New Arrivals for October 2020!!
Photos are mostly not recent, but within a year or two. It gives you some idea of the rams and ewes though. Registered St Croix Flock DasherGillieBarbieJazzyFizzySunnyRosieDazzleDazzle has been sold. Most if not all offspring from this breeding will be sold as either Registered Breeding Stock or Market Stock. Registered Katahdin Flock ChiefSugarGingerSonjaPandaPoppyPoppy's offspring will… Continue reading 2020 Breeding Group Photos
We decided to test a few more ewes (all 4 year olds) and a ram for CL (Caseous Lymphadenitis), OPP (Ovine Progressive Pneumonia), and Johnes Disease. All came back negative as I was fairly certain they would! Some of the animals tested are going to be trades for some sheep in Northern Washington State. The… Continue reading Biosecurity Take 2
Today the rams came out of their breeding groups and all got to go into their horse stall, with old tires on the floor, to re-acquaint themselves without killing each other. They will probably stay in there 3-4 days, or until they seem to be mellowed out and getting along again. Their llama is awaiting… Continue reading Breeding Season Ended
My 10 year old daughter, Morgan, and I sorted all the sheep into their breeding groups today! We have 4 groups total. Made a slight change or two but for the most part similar to my last post. 9 ewes will be having Commercial Katahdin lambs, 5 ewes the potential for Registered Katahdin lambs, and… Continue reading Breeding has Begun!!!