April 24, 2013, Bailey & Bagaria were the proud parents of Snapps, #124. Snapps is a Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown ewe lamb. She has dark gray legs, face and tiny gray spots all over her. She is the first lamb of this coloring born on our farm. This little lady rules the barnyard! She takes off and they all follow her. Must be because she is the oldest!
May 2, 2013, Little Ester and Churchill had an Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown ram. #127 is going to be "Tiny". I love tiny rams to keep the size of my "Babydolls" small. My first ram, Roy Orb, was tiny and he could breed anything!! Amazing stud! Tiny is a little social butterfly. You can't help but love him.
May 4, 2013, Bella and Churchill had this beautiful heavy set black ewe lamb. #130 has a nice long body and should have plenty of room for lambs. I have to pick her up and check her eyes because she is so black you can't tell if they are healthy! You have to check your lambs all over to make sure they are healthy. Sometimes when they nurse they roll their eye lids and get something in them.
May 7, 2013, Hazel and Churchill had a cute black ram lamb. Both parents carry a colored gene. Hence a black lamb from 2 white parents. #129 is smaller than my other black lamb and more laid back. He loves to lay in the sun.
Ye Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown Sheep
Babydoll Southdowns are one of the oldest known breeds of sheep. They originated in the South Down Hills of Sussex, England, and were imported to the U.S in the 1800s. In the 1990's, small flocks of the original Southdowns were discovered and labeled Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown sheep.They are a hardy, easily managed breed enjoyed by children and adults alike. They are perfect for todays smaller acreage hobby farms.
We have tested for OPP and CL. We give CD&T & Rabies shots yearly. "Babydolls" seem to have a high resistance to parasites as they are a primitive breed. I have a rocky terrain and only need to trim hooves yearly.
Our flock is also Scrapie tagged, which is the law if you are buying animals from instate or out of state.
We request a $100 deposit to hold any of our animals. So far with the quality and investment we have made in our animals our sales have been very good for us. Maybe start small (2 or 3 sheep, as they are herd animals and love to be with their own breed) to make sure you want to make the commitment in these wonderful animals. Also consider a tour to give you an idea of what the work entails. Maybe pick a day when hooves are being trimmed or shots are being administered?
Prices: $625 Ewes, $625 Rams and $250 for wethers (fixed rams).