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Scottish Blackface Sheep

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We decided to concentrate on breeding Scottish Blackface sheep and move on from polled Dorsets. I have always admired the rugged beauty and hardiness of the breed. They lamb easily with twins and occassional triplets, and they have excellent mothering instincts. They are extremely easy keepers and are more worm resistant than average. While as a straight commercial sheep they may be concidered lacking due to their slower growth rate and smaller size, I am also keeping some scottish blackface x dorset crosses. I mainly keep my sheep on a grass based system with occassional light feed, including the lambs.

I will generally be keeping the ewe lambs produced for 2020 and 2021, but I may have some breeding quality rams lambs avilable.

Our flock is blood tested free of OPP. The flock is free of foot rot and there has been no sign of CL or other diseases since initally getting them. I keep my sheep biosecure to ensure that nothing is brought in. You may notice the wool on the sheeps' necks looks patchy, but that is due to the hay feeders.

We have begun doing fecal egg counts to see how resistant the flock and individuals are to worms. We plan to begin breeding for worm resistance through the EBV's soon once the we take a number of samples through the year. The flock is wormed on an individual as needed basis to minimize the chances of creating worms resistance to wormers.

 

Current Rams

Littledale

scottish blackface

 

Previous Rams

Twin Maple 672 (spring 2016 twin)

twin maple 672 dorset

Hunter 33222 (fall 2013 twin)

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Twin Maple 236 (spring 2012 triplet)

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K Bar K 9208 (fall 2009 twin) 25% UK Blackdown genetics

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K Bar K 8029 (spring 2008 triplet)

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