We are currently sold out of hair sheep
Check back in February 2023 for lambing updates
Breeding stock are vaccinated annually with Glenvax 6 and Tasvax 8. Deworming is done on as-needed basis to reduce parasite resistance. When you purchase a sheep, it comes with a CCIA tag and health/vaccination records. All registered sheep come with registration papers ready for transfer into your name.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, most hair sheep were still relatively new to British Columbia and most hair sheep were lumped into two categories. White hair sheep were St Croix and everything else was a Barbados.
As hair sheep grew in popularity, it quickly became apparent that as there is a large variety of wool sheep, there is a large variety of hair sheep. As breeders began to identify and select their preferred breed, they also began spreading information across the Internet of about the individual breed characteristics of hair sheep.
Over the years, we have collected a hodge-podge group of hair sheep breeds. Ranging from 75lbs to 150lbs, we breed a variety of sizes to match the hobby farmer needs. Only the best ewes who have the best conformation, easy lambers, good milking abilities, and strong maternal instincts. Increased parasite resistance and good feet are a must as all our sheep graze on pastures from spring to fall. Currently we are transitioning to having two registered purebred hair sheep breeds, American Blackbelly and Katahdin.
We take great pride in our hair sheep, but building a herd of well-bred, good tempered hair sheep takes time. Poor conformation leads to potential breeding problems, poor weight gains, and lower quality meat.
It takes research, vision and more than a bit of luck when it comes to raising a top-notch sheep. That's why we selectively only breed our best hair sheep ewes to our best hair sheep rams in a continuous effort to improve the next generation. This is not an overnight endeavor. It is a life long passion.
We know how hard it can be to find a sheep with attitude, good conformation and growing ability. That's why we don't sell a breeding lamb that we wouldn't keep for own our flock. Ram lambs that do not meet our standards are neutered and sold as market lambs. Ewe lambs that don't fit our criteria for breeding stock become our freezer lambs.
Our sheep must have good manners. Nobody wants to be attacked while walking through the barn yard or pasture. Each ram has their own harem that they stay with for most of the year. We find the boys are better behaved as the ladies won't tolerate ungentlemanly behavior. The downfall is that sometimes a random out-of-season lamb pop up when least expected.
If you want to learn more about sheep, check out the "Are We Having Fun Yet?" blog for sheep misadventures, wisdom, and recipes.