Ewes

We are breeding our own sheep and have selected the best characteristics of animals we would like to pass on to future generations.  One goal we would like to accomplish is to create a hybrid sheep with all the desired characteristics. Hardiness of the Shetland who are parasite resistant, have a more goatlike diet of browse, and nice horn structure; multiple lambing and fiber like the Finn; and size, and fiber like the Rambouillet.  This “ideal” sheep for us would be a hardy stock, producing multiple offspring, and excellent fiber quality, and excellent meat source. The one characteristic missing which would be the icing on the cake is to add in milking genetics so that we would have a three fold purpose animal.

Spring lambs 2017 playing with Ramona

 

Obviously the sheep respond better to Brandie vs Rick that’s why sheep are her thing and goats Rick.

 

Pixie

Pixie is a Finn breed of sheep. She has become the favored of animals for Brandie. She was one of three born and didn’t take to nursing from her mother very well. She was the runt, and wasn’t going to make it unless someone bottle fed her. Her previous owners didn’t have a schedule that would allow for this. So Pixie came to live with us. She has the additional nickname of the Little Gremlin because of the sounds she makes when she sees us and the way she looked when little.   Pixie is here as a breeder, for wool, and pasture/brush control.

Mother to:

  • Brenna – 2017

 

 

Pixie fiber
Pixie with daughter Brenna
Pixie and her 1st ever haircut

Romona

Ramona and Valentines Day are Rambouillet sheep. They are a dual purpose sheep breed for wool and meat. These two will be part of the breeding program. They are here for wool, breeding,  brush and pasture maintenance. They spent a month inside until temps got warmer, and were bottle fed. They follow us around like dogs. Ramona is super friendly and wants to be pet all the time. Val and Ramona were purchased Valentines day 2016. Ra-moah-na got her name for the more moah sound she made vs baa like many other sheep.

Valentine’s-Day  aka Val

Ramona and Valentines Day are Rambouillet sheep. They are a dual purpose sheep breed for wool and meat. These two will be part of the breeding program. They are here for wool, breeding,  brush and pasture maintenance. They spent a month inside until temps got warmer, and were bottle fed. They follow us around like dogs. Val likes to be around the humans, but does not enjoy petting as much as Ramona. Val and Ramona were purchased Valentines day 2016 (where Wee got Val’s name).

Val and Ramona are ALWAYS together.

feeding the lambs (these are pets)
Ramona & Val 2017

Matilda

Matilda is a full  Finn breed of sheep Mocha. Matilda and her mother Mattie came to us because her previous home was overstocked and they were eating the pasture to the ground. We had plenty of pasture and not enough animals.

Mother to:

  • Midget – 2017

Honey aka Honey Badger

Honey is a full Shetland ewe. Shetlands are listed as “recovering” with The Livestock Conservancy. She was purchased as a lamb in April 2016. She is one of the more tame shetlands we have.

Mother to:

  • Domino – 2017
Honey 2016

Lisa

Lisa is a full Border Leicester sheep. Lisa came to us because her previous home was overstocked and they were eating the pasture to the ground. We had plenty of pasture and not enough animals.

Mother to:

  • Laura – 2017

Wanda

Wanda is a full Shetland ewe. Shetlands are listed as “recovering” with The Livestock Conservancy. She was purchased as a lamb in April 2016.

Queen

Queen is a full Shetland ewe. Shetlands are listed as “recovering” with The Livestock Conservancy. She was purchased as a lamb in April 2016.

Mother to:

  • Neptune – 2017
  • Jupiter – 2017

Spaz

Spaz is a full Shetland ewe. Shetlands are listed as “recovering” with The Livestock Conservancy. She was purchased as a lamb in April 2016.

Mother to:

  • Taz – 2017

Tasha

Tasha is the one with no horns. Horns = Tiny her son.

Tasha is a full Shetland ewe. Shetlands are listed as “recovering” with The Livestock Conservancy. She was purchased as a lamb in April 2016.

Mother to:

  • Snow – 2017

Mini-Goggles

Mini-Goggles is a full Shetland ewe. Shetlands are listed as “recovering” with The Livestock Conservancy. She was purchased as a lamb in April 2016.

Mother to:

  • Pluto – 2017

Goggles

Mini-Goggles is a full Shetland ewe. Shetlands are listed as “recovering” with The Livestock Conservancy. She was purchased as a lamb in April 2016.

Tudy

Tudy is a full Shetland ewe. Shetlands are listed as “recovering” with The Livestock Conservancy. She was purchased as a lamb in April 2016.

Mother to:

  • Tiny – 2017

Brenna

Brenna is is 1/2 Finn and 1/2 Shetland with Pixie as her mother and Olaf as her father. Both Olaf and Pixie are 100% white Brenna is 100% black.

Domino

Domino is full Shetland and was born here on the farm with Olaf as her father and Honey as her mother.

Midget

Midget is 1/2 Finn and 1/2 Shetland with her father being Chocolate’ and mother Matilda. Midget was born here on the farm.

Laura

Laura is 1/2 Finn and 1/2 Border Leister with Mocha as a father and Lisa as a mother.  laura was the 1st sheep to be born on the farm.

Snow

Snow aka Snowflake is full Shetland and was born here on the farm with Olaf as her father and Tasha as her mother.

 

 

 

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