Three hand-picked rams and seven comely British Soay ewes have completed stage one of the Ancient Rituals — breeding. Their offspring are due to arrive in April and will be ready to go to new homes in late summer. If you are interested in a starter flock of heritage sheep, please give us a call or send us a note to place your reservation. Your new little ones can be picked up by you or your professional hauler in early September once the summer heat breaks. As always, we are particularly interested in providing genetically diverse starter flocks to conservation-minded families all over the United States and Canada. What goes into a starter flock … ►
This year we are able to put together starter flocks that include yearling ewes, which allows the new owner to breed the yearlings the first fall rather than waiting a full year until the ewe lambs grow up. Contact us if you are interested in this alternative to the traditional “ewe-lambs-only” starter flock.
Because our rams are rarely used for more than one season, each year one or more proven breeders, still in their prime, may be available for further service in other flocks. Much as we love the looks of the lambs they produced, the Geneticist is willing to part with them and let them produce equally striking lambs on other farms.
These fellows have their share of "battle scars" from knocking heads during Retired Flocksires for Sale … ► rut each year, but of course the damage is far removed from the breeding equipment.
Newsflash: Sheep breeders almost always have more rams than they can use as breeders, yet all of us want to bring in new blood from time to time. We sure do. If you are looking for a young ram to diversify your flock, please contact us. We may have an available yearling who is eager to assist you in your breeding program.
We may have a few wether lambs available as companions for your breeding rams or to use as a non-breeding group of handsome lawnmowers. Let us know if you're interested.