Meet the Ewes

Due to too many things in my life demanding my time, something needs to go, and after much thought, it is breeding sheep. I am letting go of almost all of the breeding stock, with a few exceptions. I have updated this page to reflect prices and availability:

Tryna relaxing with her two little ewe lambs, Solfi and Cinthi.

Say hello to our little flock of ewes! I love going out each morning to the sound of their baaing, watching them interact and play, or gently stroking the wooly coat of a lamb as I sit and relax in the lush green grass. They are such peaceful creatures; there are few feelings quite like spending time with my gals.

The small size of our flock allows me to give each sheep individual attention on a daily basis. It gets them used to people, used to handling, and overall makes my life easier because I can perform maintenance like worming, eyelid checks, feet trimming, grooming, etc. without much stress on the sheep (or me!).

Melody with her mother Flosi, taken April 3, 2017, when she is about 11 months old.

Melody with her mother Flosi, taken April 3, 2017, when she is about 11 months old.

Our flock will stay small, partly for the reasons above, and partly due to limited pasture space. Despite the size of the flock, it is my goal to maintain high quality and diverse breeding stock. The ewes listed below are the ones that will be staying in my flock and be used for breeding. Lambs born each year have their own page until it is decided whether or not they stay in the flock, at which point they are moved below.

If you have any questions on the genetics terminology I’m using, I will be constructing a library to help explain. I love all the fascinating aspects of the genetics of these sheep, and am happy to share what I am learning.

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“April” FAV EWE APRIL M5H 1Z -[CAN]676567-H

***Not For Sale***

April the spring of her second year. 05.23.2014

Moorit solid horned ewe. Carries spotting. Born April 6, 2012.

For a full profile of April, click here.

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“Azalea” ALX AZALEA B4H 15B -[CAN]714979-H

***Hold: $450***

Azalea Fluffy 11.01.2015

Black mouflon horned ewe. May carry moorit, may carry spotting. Born April 20, 2014.

For a full profile of Azalea, click here. For her lamb profile, click here.

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“Cattleya” MISTYMEADOWEWE O1H318Z -[CAN]685090-H

***Hold: $450***

Cattleya at two years old, just before shearing.  09.21.2014

Cattleya at two years old, just before shearing. 09.21.2014

White horned ewe. Carries spotting, or possibly is spotted. She is black, but likely carries moorit. Born April 30, 2012.

For a complete profile of Cattleya, click here.

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“Felicite” ALX FELICITE M2H 11A -[CAN]704512-H

***Being Retired***

Felicite the fall of her hogget year. 09.12.2014

Moorit homozygous grey horned ewe. May carry spotting. Born April 22, 2013.

Click here for a lamb profile of Felicite, and here for her full profile.

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“Flosi” MISTY MEADOW EWE B3H266X -[CAN]658841-H

***Hold: $400***

Flosi at 4 years old, right before shearing.  10.11.2014

Flosi at 4 years old, right before shearing. 10.11.2014

Black badgerface horned ewe. Carries moorit. May carry spotting. Born May 1, 2010.

Click here for her full profile.

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“Penelope”, aka “Penny” ALX Penelope B5SH 13B -[CAN]714980-H

***Hold: $450***

Penny her second fall.  11.02.2015

Penny her second fall. 11.02.2015

Black solid spotted horned ewe. Carries moorit. Born April 15, 2014.

For a full profile of Penny, click here. For her lamb profile, click here.

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Ewes Not Used for Breeding: These are the ewes that will not be used for the current breeding season, but are still in the flock. Mostly this section is for ewe lambs that are being held over until they are hoggets (yearlings) to be bred. This is also where the retired ewes go who get to live out their days on the farm.

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A heated lamb race (plus Freyr the wether.) The prize; first dibs on the hay. This is one of my favorite things to see each morning and evening. 11.28.2012.