Our Breeding Program

British Soay: Conservation Breeding

Soay Sheep lamb

Our collection of registered British Soay breeding stock represents a comprehensive sample of the genetics of the British Soay Sheep on the North American continent.

Having assembled all these ewes and rams into the fold, we of course want to maintain the broad sampling of genetics that they represent. To this end, we set up each year's breeding groups according to a strict rotational system.

The program accomplishes two interrelated goals.

Since we use rams for only one season, for breeders who wish to augment their flock's genetic diversity over several years, we can provide new rams unrelated to any flocksires used in prior years.

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