Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sheep/Goats for Sale

Shetland Ewes:

I have added a few more Shetland ewes to my sales list. Fleeces range from super fine single coats to a couple more double coated girls. All have lambed (except the yearling.) They are all good mothers. Some roo.

Ewe lambs:

So far I have...

Moorit-super fine fleece out of PS23 Irene and PS23 Huckleberry, F1 Drum Black. Both parents rooed. Single out of a yearling ewe. $300



White- super silky and fine fleece out of PS23 Hope and PS23 Fife. Twin out of a first time lambing 2 year old. $250

White- silky and fine fleece out of PS23 Glitter and Sommarang Gilroy $250

Moorit-very soft and super silky fleece out of SheepyHollow Sienna and Sommarang Gilroy $325

"Pet Grade" (no registration papers) ewes and wethers $125 ea.

Black with horns-soft silky fleece

Black HST / Spotted

Back Gulmoget (Mouflon)



Grey Katmoget (only wethers)

Ram Lambs:

Grey Katmoget, very soft and fine (full sister from last year rooed), twin. Out of  PS23 Funzie, F1 Jings and Sommarang Gilroy $300

Half poll/scurred black (may carry spots)  twin out of PS23 Goldenrod, F2 Orion and Sommarang Gilroy . Super soft fleece. $275

 White- Crimpy fine fleece (may carry spots) twin out of PS23 Grettle, F2 Jings and Sommarang Gilroy. $250
I also may have a few moorit and possibly another black ram lamb/s to sell. I want to keep one and after that I will have the rest available.

Commercial Ewes:

I also am going to be selling a few crossbred ewes. I have two BFL X Shetland ewes, one is a grey katmoget and the other "English Blue" or charcoal. I have white Corriedale X Shetland, Shetland X Merino and Coopworth X Shetland ewes. I am not particular as to who gets sold vs. kept so you can choose. All types of fleeces (these girl's fleeces have won prizes at fleece shows including Champion, Reserve Champion and a Best of Show) sell for me and they are all good milky mothers or they are sold for slaughter only. I bred the crossbred ewes to an Ile De France X Dorset ram and the lambs are growing fantastically well.

 If you are looking for crossbred ewe lambs I have plenty of white Coopworth X Shetland ewe lambs and also one black Corriedale/Coopworth/Shetland (very nice fleece on her!) $150-175 each. Group discount available depending on how many you take.

The commercial girls in full fleece.

 The commercial girls a week off from lambing after being (blade) shorn.

 Here are some picture of some of the crossbred girls with their Ile De France X Dorset sired lambs. The ewes will do well under a variety of rams. They could be bred to a Coopworth, Romney, BFL, CVM or Corriedale ram for more commercial ewes with great fleeces or put to a terminal sire for market lambs.



Friday, June 21, 2013

Fleece Shows

I entered these fleeces at Hoosier Hills Fiber Show in southern IN.
 First place on a white Coopworth X Shetland, "Henrietta".

 Second clip kid, "Indonesia"/ #613 won first place. (I never showed a mohair fleece before, their aren't too many shows for mohair.)


And Best of Show with...

A silver Corriedale X Shetland lamb fleece, "Iola".

I also showed a couple at Greencastle, IN Fiber Show. 

I won a first place with a white Corriedale X Shetland/BFL,  "Hava". (Hava should also win a prize for having the biggest lamb. He was 15.5# at birth and is close to 80# now!)

I won a second place with a 3/4 Coopworth X 1/4 Shetland lamb, "Idalia"